superstitiousness

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Superstitious \Su'per*sti"tious\, adjective [F. superstitieux, L. superstitiosus.]

1. Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances.

2. Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion.

Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. --Acts xvii. 22.

3. Overexact; scrupulous beyond need.

{Superstitious use} (Law), the use of a gift or bequest, as of land, etc., for the maintenance of the rites of a religion not tolerated by the law. [Eng.] --Mozley & W. -- {Su'per*sti"tious*ly}, adverb -- {Su'per*sti"tious*ness}, noun


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