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From Middle English, from Old English lēafa.
belief (plural beliefs)
- Mental acceptance of a claim as truth regardless of supporting or contrary empirical evidence.
- (countable) Something believed.
- The ancient people have a belief in many deities.
- (uncountable) The quality or state of believing.
- My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.
- (uncountable) Religious faith.
- She often said it was her belief that carried her through the hard times.
- (in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
- I can't do that. It's against my beliefs.
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Related terms 
mental acceptance of a claim as truth
the quality or state of believing
religious or moral convictions
a wishing of case or circumstance to be true
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