A son(or man) of Belial, a worthless, wicked, or thoroughly depraved person. 1 Sam. ii. 12.

(Be*li"bel) v. t. [See Libel, v. t. ] To libel or traduce; to calumniate. Fuller.

(Be*lie") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Belying ] [OE. bilien, bilien, AS. beleógan; pref. be- + leógan to lie. See Lie, n.]

1. To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood.

Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues.

2. To give a false representation or account of.

Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts.

3. To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander.

Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him.

4. To mimic; to counterfeit. [Obs.] Dryden.

5. To fill with lies. [Obs.] "The breath of slander doth belie all corners of the world." Shak.

(Be*lief") n. [OE. bileafe, bileve; cf. AS. geleáfa. See Believe.]

1. Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses.

Belief admits of all degrees, from the slightest suspicion to the fullest assurance.

2. (Theol.) A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith.

No man can attain [to] belief by the bare contemplation of heaven and earth.

3. The thing believed; the object of belief.

Superstitious prophecies are not only the belief of fools, but the talk sometimes of wise men.

4. A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed.

In the heat of persecution to which Christian belief was subject upon its first promulgation.

Ultimate belief, a first principle incapable of proof; an intuitive truth; an intuition. Sir W. Hamilton.

Syn. — Credence; trust; reliance; assurance; opinion.

(Be*lief"ful) a. Having belief or faith.

(Be*liev"a*ble) a. Capable of being believed; credible.Be*liev"a*ble*ness, n.Be*liev`a*bil"i*ty n.

(Be"li*al) n. [Heb. beli ya'al; beli without + ya'al profit.] An evil spirit; a wicked and unprincipled person; the personification of evil.

What concord hath Christ with Belia ?
2 Cor. vi. 15.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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