Definitions of faith

  1. complete confidence in a person or plan etc; " he cherished the faith of a good woman"; " the doctor- patient relationship is based on trust"
  2. a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; " he lost his faith but not his morality"
  3. 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.
  4. The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.
  8. Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.
  9. Credibility or truth.
  10. Belief; trust in the honesty and ruth of another; trust in God; fidelity; honesty; a system of religion.
  11. Belief; confidence; fidelity; plighted word or honor.
  12. A firm belief; trust; a religious creed; honor; fidelity.
  13. Belief or trust in the statement or word of another, such that we accept and act upon it with full assurance; belief or trust of the same nature in a religious system, as extending into and pervading the unseen universe; that which is believed; the religious system believed, and specially the Christian; fidelity; word or honour pledged; credibility or truth.
  14. Belief; trust; confidence; sincerity; belief in revealed religion; trust in God; a system of doctrines or tenets.
  15. By my faith; in truth; verily.
  16. On my faith, in truth. In good faith, honestly.
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