Meaning of piety

pi•e•ty

Pronunciation: (pī'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations: a prayer full of piety.
  2. the quality or state of being pious: saintly piety.
  3. dutiful respect or regard for parents, homeland, etc.: filial piety.
  4. a pious act, remark, belief, or the like: the pieties and sacrifices of an austere life.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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