Miscreance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Miscreance The quality of being miscreant; adherence to a false religion; false faith.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n miscreance Unbelief; false faith; adherence to a false religion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Miscreance (Spens.) unbelief, belief in a false religion
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. mescreance, F. mécréance, incredulity
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mescreantmes-, L. credens, -entis, pr.p. of credĕre, to believe.

Usage

In literature:

But at present the Crescent was master of the Cross; and beyond the Pyrenees all was slavery and 'miscreance.
"The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge" by Charles Kingsley
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