Lexica → Word → belief
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From 12th Century English belēof itself from pre 10th Century words beo="life, living" lēof="beloved, dear". The earliest meaning was "A TRUST in the CLAIMS of the Church (Roman Cult) being TRUE."
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A deliberate corruption of the earlier words from which Belief was born which should render the meaning "A love of life". By the 15th Century, the word belief was simplified to mean "RELIGIOUS FAITH".