a belief or notion, not based on reason
or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.
a system or collection of such beliefs.
a custom or act based on such a belief.
of what is unknown or mysterious, especially in connection with religion
any blindly accepted belief or notion.
Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English
< Latin superstitiōn-
(stem of superstitiō
), equivalent to superstit-
(stem of superstes
) standing beyond, outliving (super- super-
combining form of stat-,
adj. derivative of stāre
) + -iōn- -ion