miscreance

[ mis-kree-uh ns ]
/ ˈmɪs kri əns /

noun

a misbelief or false religious faith.

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Origin of miscreance

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

/ (ˈmɪskrɪəns) /

noun

archaic lack of religious belief or faith
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