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From Middle English miscreaunce, myscreaunce, from Old French mescreänce.


miscreance (countable and uncountable, plural miscreances)

  1. (obsolete) The quality of being miscreant; adherence to a false religion; false faith.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for miscreance in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)