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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.