Days of devotion
Devotion De*vo"tion, n. [F. d['e]votion, L. devotio.] 1. The act of devoting; consecration. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness. [1913 Webster]

Genius animated by a fervent spirit of devotion. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer. ``The love of public devotion.'' --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

4. Disposal; power of disposal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

They are entirely at our devotion, and may be turned backward and forward, as we please. --Godwin. [1913 Webster]

5. A thing consecrated; an object of devotion. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Churches and altars, priests and all devotions, Tumbled together into rude chaos. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

{Days of devotion}. See under {Day}.

Syn: Consecration; devoutness; religiousness; piety; attachment; devotedness; ardor; earnestness. [1913 Webster]


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