belief
be·lief n: a degree of conviction of the truth of something esp. based on a consideration or examination of the evidence compare knowledge, suspicion

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

belief
I (something believed) noun canon, conclusion, conviction, credo, creed, doctrinal statement, doctrine, dogma, expectation, maxim, persuasion, precept, principle, rule, tenet associated concepts: beyond reasonable doubt, presumption II (state of mind) noun absoluteness, assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conclusion, confidence, conviction, credence, credulity, definiteness, expectation, intuition, judgment, opinio, opinion, persuasio, positiveness, sanguineness, understanding, unequivocalness associated concepts: good faith belief, suspicion foreign phrases:
- Cuilibet in arte sua perito est credendum. — Credence should be given to one skilled in his particular art
- Cuique in sua arte credendum est. — Everyone is to be believed in reference to his own art or profession
- Testibus deponentibus in pari numero, dignioribus est credendum. — When the number of testifying witnesses is equal on both sides, the more worthy are to be believed
III index assumption (supposition), concept, conjecture, credence, credulity, doctrine, dogma, estimate (idea), faith, idea, impression, notion, presumption, principle (axiom), reliance, stand (position), standpoint, supposition, theory, thesis, trust (confidence), weight (credibility)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


belief
n.
A conviction that something is true; something that one thinks or supposes after examining evidence and information.
v.
believe

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


belief
Convinced of the truth of a statement or allegation. In the phrase "upon information and belief," the so-called belief is based only on unconfirmed information, so the person declaring the belief is hedging his or her bet as to whether the belief is correct.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


belief
Mental reliance on or acceptance of a particular concept, which is arrived at by weighing external evidence, facts, and personal observation and experience.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


belief
Mental reliance on or acceptance of a particular concept, which is arrived at by weighing external evidence, facts, and personal observation and experience.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

belief
n.
   convinced of the truth of a statement or allegation. In a common phrase "upon information and belief," the so-called belief is based only on unconfirmed information, so the person declaring the belief is hedging his/her bet as to whether the belief is correct.
   See also: information and belief

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • BELIEF — The Bible In the Bible there are no articles of faith or dogmas in the Christian or Islamic sense of the terms. Although trust in God is regarded as a paramount religious virtue (Gen. 15:6; Isa. 7:9; cf. Job 2:9), there is nowhere in Scripture an …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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