Superstition is a belief based on fear or ignorance and not on the laws of science.(noun)
An example of superstition is thinking it's bad luck to walk under a ladder.
See superstition in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME supersticion < MFr < L superstitio, excessive fear of the gods, superstition, orig., a standing still over < superstare, to stand over < super-, super- + stare, to stand
See superstition in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English supersticion
Origin: , from Old French superstition
Origin: , from Latin superstitiō, superstitiōn-
Origin: , from superstes, superstit-, standing over; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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