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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Divinity \Di*vin"i*ty\, n.; pl. Divinities. [F. divinit['e],
L. divinitas. See Divine, a.]
1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God;
When he attributes divinity to other things than
God, it is only a divinity by way of participation.
2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.
This the divinity that within us. --Addison.
3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.
Beastly divinities, and droves of gods. --Prior.
4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but
superior to man.
God . . . employing these subservient divinities.
5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or
virtue; something which inspires awe.
They say there is divinity in odd numbers. --Shak.
There's such divinity doth hedge a king. --Shak.
6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of
God, his laws and moral government, and the way of
Divinity is essentially the first of the
Case divinity, casuistry.
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