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  • The act or state of devoting or being devoted
  • Feelings of strong or fervent affection; dedication
  • Religious veneration, zeal, or piety
  • (Ecclesiastical) A prayer (often found in the plural)
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



De*vo"tion (?), n. [F. dévotion, L. devotio.] 1. The act of devoting; consecration.

2. The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness.

Genius animated by a fervent spirit of devotion.
Macaulay.

3. Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer. "The love of public devotion." Hooker.

4. Disposal; power of disposal. [Obs.]

They are entirely at our devotion, and may be turned backward and forward, as we please.
Godwin.

5. A thing consecrated; an object of devotion. [R.]

Churches and altars, priests and all devotions,
Tumbled together into rude chaos.
Beau. & Fl.

Days of devotion. See under Day.

Syn. -- Consecration; devoutness; religiousness; piety; attachment; devotedness; ardor; earnestness.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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