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Meaning of TRINITY

Pronunciation:  'treenitee, 'trinitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  three people considered as a unit
  2. [n]  the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
  3. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

TRINITY is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: 3, Blessed Trinity, deuce-ace, Holy Trinity, III, leash, Sacred Trinity, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, triad, trine, trio, trio, triplet, troika
 See Also: Almighty, assemblage, Creator, digit, Divine, figure, gathering, God Almighty, Godhead, hypostasis, Jehovah, Lord, Maker, triumvirate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Trin"i*ty\, n. [OE. trinitee, F. trinit['e], L.
trinitas, fr. trini three each. See {Trinal}.]
1. (Christian Theol.) The union of three persons (the Father,
   the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all
   the three are one God as to substance, but three persons
   as to individuality.

2. Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a
   triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti.

3. Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art,
   especially the triangle.

{Trinity House}, an institution in London for promoting
   commerce and navigation, by licensing pilots, ordering and
   erecting beacons, and the like.

{Trinity Sunday}, the Sunday next after Whitsunday; -- so
   called from the feast held on that day in honor of the
   Holy Trinity.

{Trinity term}. (Law) See the Note under {Term}, n., 5.

Easton Bible Dictionary

a word not found in Scripture, but used to express the doctrine of the unity of God as subsisting in three distinct Persons. This word is derived from the Gr. trias, first used by Theophilus (A.D. 168-183), or from the Lat. trinitas, first used by Tertullian (A.D. 220), to express this doctrine. The propositions involved in the doctrine are these: 1. That God is one, and that there is but one God (Deut. 6:4; 1 Kings 8:60; Isa. 44:6; Mark 12:29, 32; John 10:30). 2. That the Father is a distinct divine Person (hypostasis, subsistentia, persona, suppositum intellectuale), distinct from the Son and the Holy Spirit. 3. That Jesus Christ was truly God, and yet was a Person distinct from the Father and the Holy Spirit. 4. That the Holy Spirit is also a distinct divine Person.