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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