Meaning of “devotion” in the English Dictionary

"devotion" in British English

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devotionnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈvəʊ.ʃən/ us /dɪˈvoʊ.ʃən/

devotion noun [ U ] (LOYALTY)

loyalty and love or care for someone or something:

He inspired respect and devotion from his pupils.
She will be remembered for her selfless/unstinting devotion to the cause.

devotion noun [ U ] (RELIGION)

(Definition of “devotion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"devotion" in American English

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devotion noun (SUPPORT)

us /dɪˈvoʊ·ʃən/ [ U ] support and affection:

He is a teacher who inspires respect and devotion from his students.

devotion noun (WORSHIP)

/dɪˈvoʊ·ʃən/ [ C/U ] religious worship or belief, or prayer and other acts of religious worship:

[ U ] a life of religious devotion
[ C ] devotions to the saints

(Definition of “devotion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)