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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Su·per·sti·tious a.
 1. Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances.
 2. Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion.
    Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.   --Acts xvii. 22.
 3. Overexact; scrupulous beyond need.
 Superstitious use Law, the use of a gift or bequest, as of land, etc., for the maintenance of the rites of a religion not tolerated by the law. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.
 -- Su*per*sti*tious*ly, adv. -- Su*per*sti*tious*ness, n.