legi-, -leg-, -ligi-, -lig-, -lect-, -lectic, -lection
(Latin: read, readable [to choose words; to gather, to collect; to pick out; to read, to recite])
Closely related to lexi-, -lexia, -lexic, -lexis (Greek: a word; a saying, a phrase; speaking).
2. Remembering something or the ability to remember.
Motto of Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
2. A specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of people or sects; such as, the Christian religion; the Islamic religion; the Buddhist religion.
3. The body of people adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices.
4. A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny.
5. Etymology: "state of life bound by monastic vows", also "conduct indicating a belief in a divine power"; from Anglo-French religiun (11th century); from Old French religion, "religious community"; from Latin religionem, religio, "respect for what is sacred, reverence for the gods"; in Late Latin, "monastic life" (5th century).
According to Cicero, it was derived from relegare, "to go through again, to read again"; from re-, "again" + legere, "to read" (as with "lecture").
Popular etymology among the later ancients (and many modern writers) connects it with religare, "to bind fast", via the notion of "place an obligation on", or "bond between humans and gods".
Motto of St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Motto of King Henry VIII School, Coventry, U.K.
2. Believing in and showing devotion or reverence for a deity or deities.
3. Imbued with or exhibiting religion; pious; devout; godly; such as, a religious person.
2. Relating to, or devoted to religious beliefs or observances.
Motto of Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA.
2. Chosen on the basis of some particularly high quality.
3. To pick out or to choose from a number of alternative choices.
4. Etymology: from Latin selectus, seligere, "choose out, select"; from se-, "apart" + legere, "to gather, to select".
2. A carefully chosen or representative collection of people or things: "A selection of things chosen or the offerings to be chosen from among other similar items."
3. A natural or artificial process that favors or induces survival and perpetuation of one kind of organism over others that die or fail to produce offspring: "A distinct selection of a plant, sexual or asexual in origin, selected and propagated for monetary reasons or beauty."
2. Tending to make careful choices.