Su`per*sti"tious (?), a. [F. superstitieux, L. superstitiosus.]


Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances.


Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion.

Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. Acts xvii. 22.


Overexact; scrupulous beyond need.

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.

-- Su`per*sti"tious*ly, adv. -- Su`per*sti"tious*ness, n.


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