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  • Def: Soul 1. the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part; 2. the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect, or as believed to survive death and be subject to happiness or misery in a life to come; 3. the disembodied spirit of a deceased person; 4. the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments; 5. a human being; person; 6. the animating principle; the essential element or part of something;

  • Origin: bef. 900; ME; OE sāwl, sāwol; c. D ziel, G Seele, ON sāl, Goth saiwala;

  • Synonyms: spirit, essence, core, heart. Unabridged