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The best may slip, and even the most cautious fall; but he is more than human who errors not at all.
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Etymology

Various theories exist:

  1. From the Latin religio, "respect for what is sacred".
  2. Latin re- and legere -- "to read again".
  3. Latin religare, "to bind".

Pronunciation

Adjective

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  1. Concerning religion.
    It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.
  2. Committed to the practice of religion.
    I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.
  3. Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.
    I'm a religious fan of college basketball.

Translations

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Noun

religious (plural: religious)

  1. A member of a religious order.
    I am only one religious among the many religious of this church.

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