from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Christianity Charisma.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A power or authority, generally of a spiritual nature, believed to be a freely given gift by the grace of God.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A miraculously given power, as of healing, speaking foreign languages without instruction, etc., attributed to some of the early Christians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Eccles., a special spiritual gift or power divinely conferred, as on the early Christians.
Ancient Greek χάρις (kharis, "grace") (Wiktionary)