1. Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.
Our law forbids at their religious rites
My presence. --Milton.
2. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.
Men whose lives
Religious titled them the sons of God. --Mlton
3. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.
Religious in my error, I adore
The sun, that looks upon his worshiper. --Shak.
4. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.
One of them is religious. --Chaucer.
Syn: -- Pious; godly; holy; devout; devotional; conscientious; strict; rogod; exact.
Re·li·gious, n. A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.
adj 1: concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church;
"religious texts"; "a nenber if a religious order";
"lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders";
"spiritual songs" [syn: spiritual]
2: having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a
religious man"; "religious attitude" [ant: irreligious]
3: extremely scrupulous and conscientious; "religious in
observing the rules of health"
n : a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of
poverty and chastity and obedience