- The definition of a belief is an opinion or something that a person holds to be true.
Faith in God is an example of a belief.
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- the state of believing; conviction or acceptance that certain things are true or real
- faith, esp. religious faith
- trust or confidence: I have belief in his ability
- anything believed or accepted as true; esp., a creed, doctrine, or tenet
- an opinion; expectation; judgment: my belief is that he'll come
Origin: Middle English bileve ; from bi-, be- plush -leve, contr. ; from ileve ; from Old English geleafa: see believe
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- The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another: My belief in you is as strong as ever.
- Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something: His explanation of what happened defies belief.
- Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.
Origin: Middle English bileve, alteration (influenced by bileven, to believe) of Old English gelēafa; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.