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belief meaning

[ bi'li:f ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "belief""belief" in a sentence
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  • Noun: belief  bi'leef
    1. Any cognitive content held as true 
    2. A vague idea in which some confidence is placed
      "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"
      - impression, feeling, notion, opinion

    Derived forms: beliefs

    See also: believe

    Type of: cognitive content, content, idea, mental object, thought

    Antonym: unbelief

    Encyclopedia: Belief


  • [Law]
    The conviction of the mind, arising from evidence received, or from information derived, not from actual perception by our senses, but from. the relation or information of others who have had the means of acquiring actual knowledge of the facts and in whose qualifications for acquiring that knowledge, and retaining it, and afterwards in communicating it, we can place confidence.

    'Without recurring to the books of metaphysicians' says Chief Justice Tilghman, 'let any man of plain common sense examine the operations of his own mind, he will assuredly find that on different subjects his belief is different. I have a firm belief that the moon revolves round the earth. I may believe too, that there are mountains and valleys in the moon; but this belief is not so strong, because the evidence is weaker.'
       

  • [Medicine]
    A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs,traditions,and language.
Examples
  • She spoke in defense of her religious beliefs.
  • He has a fatal belief in the power of money.
  • They suffered persecution for their beliefs.
  • He acted in accordance with his beliefs.
  • Your belief is incommensurate with truth.
  • This statement illustrates a mistaken belief.
  • She had given belief to his vows and importunities.
  • The key to his attitudes is a belief in law.
  • There is a quite staggering innocent in such a belief.
  • It was contrary to every doctrine of her belief.
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