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religious  


      adj  
1    of, relating to, or concerned with religion  
2   
a    pious; devout; godly  
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the religious     
3    appropriate to or in accordance with the principles of a religion  
4    scrupulous, exact, or conscientious  
5      (Christianity)   of or relating to a way of life dedicated to religion by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and defined by a monastic rule  
      n  
6      (Christianity)   a member of an order or congregation living by such a rule; a monk, friar, or nun  
  religiously      adv  
  religiousness      n  


Religious Society of Friends  
      n      the official name for the       Quakers  
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