Miscreance
Miscreance Mis"cre*ance, Miscreancy Mis"cre*an*cy, n. [OF. mescreance, F. m['e]cr['e]ance incredulity.] The quality of being miscreant; adherence to a false religion; false faith. [Obs.] --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

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  • miscreance — /mis kree euhns/, n. a misbelief or false religious faith. [1350 1400; ME < MF mescreance, equiv. to mes MIS 1 + creance < VL *credentia CREDENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • miscreance — mis·cre·ance …   English syllables

  • miscreance — /ˈmɪskriəns/ (say miskreeuhns) noun Obsolete wrong belief; misbelief; false religious faith. {Middle English mescrea(u)nce, from Old French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • miscreance — ˈmiskrēən(t)s noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English mescreaunce, from Middle French mescreance, from mes mis (I) + creance belief, trust, confidence more at creance : misbeli …   Useful english dictionary

  • Miscreancy — Miscreance Mis cre*ance, Miscreancy Mis cre*an*cy, n. [OF. mescreance, F. m[ e]cr[ e]ance incredulity.] The quality of being miscreant; adherence to a false religion; false faith. [Obs.] Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miscreancy — /mis kree euhn see/, n. 1. the state or condition of a miscreant; villainy. 2. Archaic. miscreance. [1605 15; MISCRE(ANT) + ANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Unbelief — (Roget s Thesaurus) Doubt. < N PARAG:Unbelief >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unbelief unbelief disbelief misbelief Sgm: N 1 discredit discredit miscreance Sgm: N 1 infidelity infidelity &c.(irreligion) 989 Sgm: N 1 dissent dissent …   English dictionary for students

  • misbelief — n 1. miscreance, heresy, heterodoxy, heresiarchy, superstition, false creed; skepticism, doubt, Pyrrhonism; fallacy, error, mistake. 2. delusion, illusion, false impression, wrong impression; misconception, misapprehension, misunderstanding,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • miscreancy — /ˈmɪskriənsi/ (say miskreeuhnsee) noun Obsolete 1. → miscreance. 2. the state or condition of a miscreant; turpitude. {miscre(ant) + ancy} …   Australian English dictionary

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