Meaning of belief

be•lief

Pronunciation: (bi-lēf'), [key]
— n.
  1. something believed; an opinion or conviction: a belief that the earth is flat.
  2. confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof: a statement unworthy of belief.
  3. confidence; faith; trust: a child's belief in his parents.
  4. a religious tenet or tenets; religious creed or faith: the Christian belief.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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