1 relating to the spirit or soul and not to physical nature or matter; intangible
2 of, relating to, or characteristic of sacred things, the Church, religion, etc.
3 standing in a relationship based on communication between the souls or minds of the persons involved
a spiritual father
4 having a mind or emotions of a high and delicately refined quality
6 often pl the sphere of religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters, or such matters in themselves
7 the. the realm of spirits
pl n the two Anglican archbishops and 24 most senior bishops of England and Wales who sit as members of the House of Lords
n a type of religious song originating among Black slaves in the American South
n (R.C. Church) a collection of private devotional acts and prayers chosen and performed by one person for the benefit of another
n (R.C. Church)
1 marriage or a sexual relationship between persons related by spiritual affinity or with a person under a solemn vow of chastity
2 the holding of two benefices by the same priest or bishop
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