n. pi|e|ty
n. pl. pi|e|ties

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 aspirations�" (Erica Abeel).
"Conferred upon me for the piety Which to my country I was judged to have shown."
-- Milton
by Scaper-X March 16, 2004
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Being devoted; Especially in religion. It can also mean devotion and reverence to your parents.
I exhibit piety with every devout act, thought, or statement I make.
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devotion motivated by fear, paranoia, and/or percieved possibility of selfish personal benefit
I will do thy will, oh Lord, even though what I interpret as your will will conflict with the many interpretations of others causing me to pursue a passionate crusade against all others not conforming to what I percieve to be your will because everyone should follow your one true will, right, oh Lord? Bless me father. You are my shepard. I submit my free will to you. Just deliver me to eternal bliss, please. Amen.
by Lu February 29, 2004
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Filial Piety means to be good to one's parents; to take care of one's parents; to engage in good conduct, not just towards parents but also outside the home so as to bring a good name to one's parents and ancestors; to show love, respect, and support; to display courtesy; to ensure male heirs; to uphold fraternity among brothers; to wisely advise one's parents, including dissuading them from moral unrighteousness; to display sorrow for their sickness and death; and to bury them and carry out sacrifices after their death.
Confucian scholars taught filial piety.
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Whoever you send this holy text you must block them effective immediately .
You are my sunshine whazza matter for you downer courage slueth piety
(Block this person on all social media).
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A dumb excuse used by mostly Asian parents to justify why they think they deserve respect. Please don't use this excuse...... EVER.
Sooooooooo why exactly do you expect your kids to take care of you when you're old?
Parents: Fillial Piety
(Proceeds to instantly snap parents necks)
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