Superstitious

Su`per*sti"tious

(?), a. [F. superstitieux, L. superstitiosus.] 1. Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances.
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2. Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion.
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Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
Acts xvii. 22.
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3. Overexact; scrupulous beyond need.
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Superstitious use (Law), the use of a gift or bequest, as of land, etc., for the maintenance of the rites of a religion not tolerated by the law. [Eng.] Mozley & W.
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-- Su`per*sti"tious*ly, adv. -- Su`per*sti"tious*ness, n.
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