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- n. A false persuasion; a wrong notion or opinion.
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- n. A false persuasion; wrong notion or opinion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A false persuasion; wrong opinion.
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 If men do but desire to see with their own eyes, presently they are enrolled of this or that sect; every mispersuasion being beforehand, in petitions, sermons, etc., rendered odious and intolerable; -- in such a course, innocency itself cannot go long free.
If a man were verily persuaded (it is Dr. Sanderson's instance, sermon on ch.xiv. 23) that it were evil to ask his father's blessing, that mispersuasion would make it become evil to him: but, if he should be as verily persuaded that it were good to curse his father, this would not make it become good.