Di·vin·i·ty n.; pl. 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.
Case divinity, casuistry.
n 1: any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part
of the world or some aspect of life or who is the
personification of a force [syn: deity, god, immortal]
2: the quality of being divine; "ancient Egyptians believed in
the divinity of the Pharaohs"
3: white creamy fudge made with egg whites [syn: divinity
4: the rational and systematic study of religion and its
influences and of the nature of religious truth [syn: theology]