1. The state or quality of being pious, especially:
1a. Religious devotion and reverence to a deity.
1b. Devotion and reverence to parents and family: filial piety.
2. A devout act, thought, or statement.
3. A position held conventionally or hypocritically; a statement of such a position: "...the liberated pieties of people who believe that social attitudes have kept pace with women's aspirationsï¿½" (Erica Abeel).
"Conferred upon me for the piety Which to my country I was judged to have shown."