Definition of piety noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpaɪəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪəti//
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the state of having or showing a deep respect for somebody/something, especially for God and religion; the state of being pious opposite impiety Word Originearly 16th cent. (in the sense ‘devotion to religious observances’): from Old French piete, from Latin pietas ‘dutifulness’, from pius ‘dutiful, pious’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: piety