Spiritual court
Spiritual Spir"it*u*al, a. [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See {Spirit}.] 1. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being. [1913 Webster]

It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. --1 Cor. xv. 44. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual. [1913 Webster]

3. Of or pertaining to the moral feelings or states of the soul, as distinguished from the external actions; reaching and affecting the spirits. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

That I may impart unto you some spiritual gift. --Rom. i. ll. [1913 Webster]

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings. --Eph. i. 3. [1913 Webster]

If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one. --Gal. vi. 1. [1913 Webster]

5. Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical; as, the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • spiritual court — noun Etymology: Middle English spirituall court, from spirituel, spiritual, spirituall spiritual + court : ecclesiastical court …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spiritual — Spir it*u*al, a. [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See {Spirit}.] 1. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being. [1913 Webster] It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. 1 Cor. xv. 44.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spiritual coadjuctor — Spiritual Spir it*u*al, a. [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See {Spirit}.] 1. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being. [1913 Webster] It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. 1 Cor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spiritual — Relating to religious or ecclesiastical persons or affairs, as distinguished from secular or lay, worldly, or business matters. As to spiritual corporation spiritual court, spiritual lord, see those titles …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Peculiars — /kort av pakyuwlyarz/ A spiritual court in England, being a branch of, and annexed to, the Court of Arches. It has a jurisdiction over all those parishes dispersed through the province of Canterbury, in the midst of other dioceses, which are… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Peculiars — /kort av pakyuwlyarz/ A spiritual court in England, being a branch of, and annexed to, the Court of Arches. It has a jurisdiction over all those parishes dispersed through the province of Canterbury, in the midst of other dioceses, which are… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Spiritual ecology — is a recent term that refers to the intersection between religion and spirituality and environment. Practitioners of spiritual ecology fall into three categories: the scientific and academic, spiritual or religious environmentalism, and religious …   Wikipedia

  • Spiritual Counterfeits Project — The Spiritual Counterfeits Project (also known as SCP) is a Christian evangelical parachurch organisation located in Berkeley, California. Since its inception in the early 1970s it has been involved in the fields of Christian apologetics and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Spiritual Assembly — Bahá í Faith Central figures Bahá u lláh The Báb · Abdu l Bahá Key scriptur …   Wikipedia

  • Spiritual Hierarchy — Part of a series on Theosophy Founders of the T. S. Helena Blavatsky · …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”