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divinity Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; deity; immortal.
  2. noun the quality of being divine
    • ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs
  3. noun white creamy fudge made with egg whites
    divinity fudge.
  4. noun the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

Di*vin"i*ty noun
F. divinité, L. divinitas. See Divine, a.
plural Divinities
  1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead.
    When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation. Bp. Stillingfleet.
  2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.
    This the divinity that within us. Addison.
  3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.
    Beastly divinities, and droves of gods. Prior.
  4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man.
    God . . . employing these subservient divinities. Cheyne.
  5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe.
    They say there is divinity in odd numbers. Shak.
    There's such divinity doth hedge a king. Shak.
  6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology.
    Divinity is essentially the first of the professions. Coleridge.

Webster 1913