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Noun religion has 2 senses
- religion, faith, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
--1 is a kind of belief; theological virtue, supernatural virtue
--1 has particulars:
| ||apophatism; cataphatism; doctrine of analogy, analogy; cult, cultus, religious cult; ecclesiasticism; mysticism, religious mysticism; nature worship; revealed religion; theism; paganism, pagan religion, heathenism; Christianity, Christian religion; Hinduism, Hindooism; Brahmanism, Brahminism; Jainism; Sikhism; Buddhism; Taoism, Hsuan Chiao; Shinto, Shintoism; Manichaeism, Manichaeanism; Mithraism, Mithraicism; Zoroastrianism, Mazdaism; Bahaism; shamanism, Asian shamanism; shamanism|
- religion, faith - institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
--2 is a kind of institution, establishment
--2 has particulars:
| ||church, Christian church; Judaism, Hebraism, Jewish religion; Islam, Islamism, Muslimism, Muhammadanism, Mohammedanism, Mohammadanism; Hinduism, Hindooism; Taoism; Buddhism; Khalsa; Scientology, Church of Scientology; Shinto; established church; sect, religious sect, religious order; cult|