Meaning of “spiritual” in the English Dictionary

"spiritual" in British English

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spiritualadjective

uk /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tʃu.əl/ us /ˈspɪr.ə.tʃu.əl/
spiritually
adverb uk /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tʃu.ə.li/ us /ˈspɪr.ə.tʃu.ə.li/

spiritualnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tʃu.əl/ us /ˈspɪr.ə.tʃu.əl/ also negro spiritual

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

"spiritual" in American English

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spiritualnoun [ C ]

us /ˈspɪr·ɪ·tʃu·əl/

spiritual noun [ C ] (SONG)

a kind of religious song, originally developed by African-Americans

spiritualadjective

us /ˈspɪr·ɪ·tʃu·əl/

spiritual adjective (OF THE SPIRIT)

of or relating to the inner character of a person:

Religion focuses on the spiritual side of life.
He’s the group’s spiritual leader.
spirituality
noun [ U ] us /ˌspɪr·ɪ·tʃuˈæl·ɪ·t̬i/

Researchers are delving into the roots of human spirituality.
spiritually
adverb us /ˈspɪr·ɪ·tʃu·ə·li/

He seemed to be a rare person, both spiritually and physically.

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