[ bee-lee-uh l, beel-yuh l ]
/ ˈbi li əl, ˈbil yəl /


Theology. the spirit of evil personified; the devil; Satan.
(in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels.

Origin of Belial

< Hebrew bəliyyaʿal, equivalent to bəlī without + yaʿal, worth, use Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for belial

/ (ˈbiːlɪəl) /


a demon mentioned frequently in apocalyptic literature: identified in the Christian tradition with the devil or Satan
(in the Old Testament and rabbinical literature) worthlessness or wickedness

Word Origin for Belial

C13: from Hebrew bəlīyya`al, from bəlīy without + ya`al worth
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