Superstitious Su`per*sti"tious, a. [F. superstitieux, L. superstitiosus.] 1. Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances. [1913 Webster]

2. Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion. [1913 Webster]

Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. --Acts xvii. 22. [1913 Webster]

3. Overexact; scrupulous beyond need. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster] -- {Su`per*sti"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Su`per*sti"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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