misconceit

misconceit

(ˌmɪskənˈsiːt)
n
a misconception or misapprehension
vb (tr)
to have or form the wrong impression or idea about
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The view offered by Henry More, in Enthusiasmus Triumphatus (1656), suggests both the persistence and the transformation of this negative Platonist deployment of "enthusiasm." He first defines the state of being "inspired" as "moved in an extraordinary manner by the power or Spirit of God to act, speak, or think what is holy, just and true." He then defines "enthusiasm" as simply "a misconceit of being inspired": that is, "a full, but false perswasion in a man that he is inspired" (2).