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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
  3. A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    "he lost his religious belief but not his morality";
    - religion, faith, religious belief

Derived forms: beliefs

Type of: cognitive content, content, idea, mental object, supernatural virtue, theological virtue, thought

Antonym: unbelief

Encyclopedia: Belief