- (often followed by to) strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc) marked by dedicated loyalty
- religious zeal; piety
- (often plural) religious observance or prayers
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- earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.:[uncountable]His devotion to his children is plain to see.
- deep dedication, esp. to religion;
consecration:[uncountable]a life of devotion to God.
- the act of devoting:[uncountable]demanding devotion to the Party.
- ReligionOften, devotions . [plural] religious observance or prayers.
- profound dedication;
- earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.
- an assignment or appropriation to any purpose, cause, etc.:the devotion of one's wealth and time to scientific advancement.
- ReligionOften, devotions. [Eccles.]religious observance or worship;
a form of prayer or worship for special use.
- Late Latin dēvōtiōn- (stem of dēvōtiō), equivalent. to Latin dēvōt(us) (see devote) + -iōn- -ion
- Middle English devocioun ( 1150–1200
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged zeal, ardor. See love.