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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  
5       See       Negro spiritual  
6    often pl   the sphere of religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters, or such matters in themselves  
7    the. the realm of spirits  
  spiritually      adv  
  spiritualness      n  

Lords Spiritual  
      pl n   the two Anglican archbishops and 24 most senior bishops of England and Wales who sit as members of the House of Lords  
Negro spiritual  
      n   a type of religious song originating among Black slaves in the American South  
spiritual bouquet  
      n     (R.C. Church)   a collection of private devotional acts and prayers chosen and performed by one person for the benefit of another  
spiritual incest  
      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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


devotional, divine, ethereal, ghostly, holy, immaterial, incorporeal, nonmaterial, otherworldly, pure, religious, sacred  
   concrete, corporeal, material, nonspiritual, palpable, physical, substantial, tangible  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
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