Spiritual may refer to:

*Spirituality, a concern with matters of the spirit
*Spiritual, an African American song, usually with a Christian religious text
*Spiritual dance
*Spiritual possession, a concept of many religions, where it is believed that a demon may take temporary control of a human body
*Lords Spiritual, clergymen of the established Church of England who serve in the House of Lords
*Supernatural, refers to forces and phenomena which are beyond ordinary scientific understanding. Concepts in the supernatural domain are closely related to concepts in religious spirituality and metaphysics.
*A branch of the 13th-century Franciscans favoring poverty against the wealth of the Church.

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  • 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 — Smn geistliches Lied amerikanischer Schwarzer per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. L. spīrituālis ist geistig, geistlich , daher (Negro )Spiritual für das geistliche Lied der Schwarzen in den amerikanischen Südstaaten.    Ebenso nndl.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • spiritual — spiritual, spirituous The two words now have distinct meanings, spiritual being the general word relating to the spirit or soul, and spirituous referring to distilled alcoholic drinks. In older writing up to the end of the 19c spirituous is… …   Modern English usage

  • Spiritual — Spir it*u*al, n. A spiritual function, office, or affair. See {Spirituality}, 2. [1913 Webster] He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spiritual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or affecting the human spirit as opposed to material or physical things. 2) relating to religion or religious belief. ► NOUN (also negro spiritual) ▪ a religious song of a kind associated with black Christians of the… …   English terms dictionary

  • spiritual — index incorporeal, intangible, sacrosanct, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • spiritual — spiritual:1.⇨geistlich(1)–2.⇨übersinnlich …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • spiritual — → góspel …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • spiritual — (adj.) of or concerning the spirit (especially in religious aspects), c.1300, from O.Fr. spirituel (12c.), from L. spiritualis, from spiritus of breathing, of the spirit (see SPIRIT (Cf. spirit)). Meaning of or concerning the church is attested… …   Etymology dictionary

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