1. (n.) Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.

2. (n.) The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth.

3. (n.) The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.

4. (n.) The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, -- called a practical, evangelical, or saving faith.

5. (n.) That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; and especially, the system of truth taught by Christ; as, the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.

6. (n.) Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.

7. (n.) Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.

8. (n.) Credibility or truth.

9. (interj.) By my faith; in truth; verily.

Weltanschauung abandon acceptation acception acquiescence activity adherence adherents adhesion adoration allegiance apostolic faith ardency ardor arrogance articles of religion aspiration assumption assurance assured faith assuredness attachment avouch avouchment belief bona fides bond bonne foi campaign cardinal virtues catechism cause certainty certitude charity cheerful expectation church churchgoing class cocksureness commitment committedness communion compliance confession confidence confidentness conformity connection consecration constancy conviction courage credence credenda credit credo credulity creed crusade cult cultism dedication denomination dependence desire devotedness devotion devoutness disciples doctrinal statement doctrine dogma doomed hope drive duteousness dutifulness duty earnestness expectation fair prospect faithfulness fealty fervency fervent hope fervidness fervor fidelity fire firmness followers formulated belief fortitude good cheer good faith good hope gospel great cause great expectations guarantee heartiness heat heatedness high hopes homage hope hopeful prognosis hopefulness hopes hoping hoping against hope hubris ideology impassionedness intensity intentness interest ism issue justice lifework love love of God loyalty mass movement movement natural virtues oath obedience obediency obligation observance old-time religion order orthodoxy overconfidence oversureness overweening overweeningness parole passion passionateness persuasion pietism piety piousness pledge plight poise political faith political philosophy pomposity positiveness prayerful hope presumption pride primitive faith principle promise prospect prospects prudence reason for being reception reliance reliance on religion religionism religious belief religious faith religiousness resolution reverence sanguine expectation school sect security self-assurance self-confidence self-importance self-reliance seriousness service servility servitium settled belief sincerity solemn declaration spirit staunchness steadfastness stock store subjective certainty submission submissiveness suit and service suit service supernatural virtues sureness surety suspension of disbelief system of belief system of beliefs teaching temperance tenets the faith theism theological virtues theology tie tradition troth true blue true faith trueness trust vehemence veneration vow warmth warranty well-grounded hope willingness word word of honor world view worship worshipfulness zeal


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