What does the word divinity mean?

Usage examples for divinity

  1. It could tell us of the disputes between the clergy of the collegiate church and the citizens in 1574, when one of the preachers, a bachelor of divinity, on his way to the church was stabbed three times by the dagger of a Manchester man; and of the execution of three popish priests, whose heads were afterwards exposed from the tower of the church. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  2. Cannot the Divinity which works and speaks in me- as in thee- as in each of us- recognize himself and his own voice? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Wal, that fall they made him a Doctor o' Divinity at Cambridge College, and so they sot more by him than ever. – Oldtown Fireside Stories The Ghost In The Mill; The Sullivan Looking-Glass; The Minister's Housekeeper; The Widow's Bandbox; Captain Kidd's Money; "Mis' Elderkin's Pitcher"; The Ghost In The Cap'n Brownhouse by Harriet Beecher Stowe