Case divinity
Divinity Di*vin"i*ty, n.; pl. {Divinities}. [F. divinit['e], L. divinitas. See {Divine}, a.] 1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead. [1913 Webster]

When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God. [1913 Webster]

This the divinity that within us. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god. [1913 Webster]

Beastly divinities, and droves of gods. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man. [1913 Webster]

God . . . employing these subservient divinities. --Cheyne. [1913 Webster]

5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe. [1913 Webster]

They say there is divinity in odd numbers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

There's such divinity doth hedge a king. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology. [1913 Webster]

Divinity is essentially the first of the professions. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

{Case divinity}, casuistry. [1913 Webster]


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  • Case divinity — Case Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Divinity — Di*vin i*ty, n.; pl. {Divinities}. [F. divinit[ e], L. divinitas. See {Divine}, a.] 1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead. [1913 Webster] When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Case — Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • case — Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Divinity — For other uses, see Divinity (disambiguation) and Divine (disambiguation). Divinity and divine (sometimes the Divinity or the Divine ) are broadly applied but loosely defined terms, used variously within different faiths and belief systems … …   Wikipedia

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