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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spir·i·tu·al /ˈspɪrɪʧəwəl, ɪʧəl, ɪʧwəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spir·it·u·al a.
 1. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being.
    It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.   --1 Cor. xv. 44.
 2. Of or pertaining to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.
 3. Of or pertaining to the moral feelings or states of the soul, as distinguished from the external actions; reaching and affecting the spirits.
    God's law is spiritual; it is a transcript of the divine nature, and extends its authority to the acts of the soul of man.   --Sir T. Browne.
 4. Of or pertaining to the soul or its affections as influenced by the Spirit; controlled and inspired by the divine Spirit; proceeding from the Holy Spirit; pure; holy; divine; heavenly-minded; -- opposed to carnal.
    That I may impart unto you some spiritual gift.   --Rom. i. ll.
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings.   --Eph. i. 3.
    If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one.   --Gal. vi. 1.
 5. Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical; as, the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation.
 Spiritual coadjuctor. Eccl. See the Note under Jesuit.
 Spiritual court Eccl. Law, an ecclesiastical court, or a court having jurisdiction in ecclesiastical affairs; a court held by a bishop or other ecclesiastic.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spir·it·u·al, n. A spiritual function, office, or affair. See Spirituality, 2.
    He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals.   --Lowell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: religious]
      2: concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; "a spiritual
         approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual
         values"; "unearthly love" [syn: unearthly]
      3: lacking material body or form or substance; "spiritual
         beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the
         spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford
      4: like or being a phantom; "a ghostly face at the window"; "a
         phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations";
         "spiritual tappings at a seance" [syn: apparitional, ghostlike,
          ghostly, phantasmal, spectral]
      n : a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the
          southern United States [syn: Negro spiritual]