1. The non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.
2. The prevailing or typical quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time.
3. The real meaning or the intention behind something as opposed to its strict verbal interpretation.
Plural noun: Spirits.
1. The rule had been broken in spirit if not in letter.
2. We seek a harmony between body and spirit