religion: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ri-lij'un), [key]
- a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
- a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
- the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
- the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
- the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
- something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience: to make a religion of fighting prejudice.
- religious rites.
- strict faithfulness; devotion: a religion to one's vow.
- The company got religion and stopped making dangerous products.
- to acquire a deep conviction of the validity of religious beliefs and practices.
- to resolve to mend one's errant ways:The company got religion and stopped making dangerous products.
- religion (Thesaurus)