miscreance

[mis-kree-uh ns]

Origin of miscreance

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French mescreance, equivalent to mes- mis-1 + creance < Vulgar Latin *crēdentia credence
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Historical Examples of 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
  1. archaic lack of religious belief or faith
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