Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wrong or faulty belief.
  • n. A heretical or unorthodox religious belief.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an erroneous belief
  • n. a heresy; an unorthodox belief

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Erroneous or false belief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Erroneous belief; false opinion; especially, belief in false religious doctrines.
  • n. Ill belief; suspicion.

Etymologies

mis- +‎ belief (Wiktionary)

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