miscreance

[mis-kree-uh ns]
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noun

a misbelief or false religious faith.

Nearby words

  1. misconstruction,
  2. misconstrue,
  3. miscopy,
  4. miscounsel,
  5. miscount,
  6. miscreancy,
  7. miscreant,
  8. miscreate,
  9. miscreated,
  10. miscredit

Origin of miscreance

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French mescreance, equivalent to mes- mis-1 + creance < Vulgar Latin *crēdentia credence

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Examples from the Web for miscreance

  • But at present the Crescent was master of the Cross; and beyond the Pyrenees all was slavery and ‘miscreance.’

    The Roman and the Teuton|Charles Kingsley


British Dictionary definitions for miscreance

miscreance

miscreancy

noun

archaic lack of religious belief or faith
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