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piety

  

      n   pl   , -ties  
1    dutiful devotion to God and observance of religious principles  
2    the quality or characteristic of being pious  
3    a pious action, saying, etc.  
4    Now rare   devotion and obedience to parents or superiors  
     (C13 piete, from Old French, from Latin pietas piety, dutifulness, from pius pious)  
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piety

  
  
devotion, devoutness, dutifulness, duty, faith, godliness, grace, holiness, piousness, religion, reverence, sanctity, veneration  

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pity, pietà, pie, pit

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