faith


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

faith

noun acceptance, allegiance, assurance, assured expectation, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, credence, deep-rooted belief, fidelity, fides, firm belief, freedom from doubt, hope, implicit belief, implicit confidence, loyalty, opinio, optimism, persuasio, reliance, sanguine expectation, sanguineness, staunch belief, staunch loyalty, steadfast belief, steadfastness, sureness, surety, troth, trust, unquestioning acceptance, unnhakable trust
Foreign phrases: Fides servanda est.Faith must be obberved. Judiciis posterioribus fides est adhibenda. Credit should be given to the more recent decisions. Ligeantia est quasi legis essentia; est vinculum fidei. Allegiance is the essence of law; it is the bond of faith.
See also: allegiance, confidence, conviction, credence, credibility, fealty, fidelity, outlook, persuasion, probity, prospect, reliance, safety, security, trust, weight
References in periodicals archive ?
A second example of faith that includes action comes from the biblical story of the prostitute Rahab.
Charles Lwanga and companions, you gave your lives for God, and were not afraid to die for your faith.
Must thoroughly and fairly investigate and evaluate each claim, making a diligent effort to collect all facts necessary for good faith judgment on the claim and to weigh facts in a fair and honest way;
None of this, of course, is to downplay the grave and horrific nature of the Islamist terror threat; it is, however; to suggest that if this sort of historical causation is more complicated than Harris asserts it to be, so it might just be the case that faith is not always and everywhere "so uncompromising a misuse of the power of our minds that it forms a perverse, cultural singularity--a vanishing point beyond which rational discourse proves impossible.
In town, she makes friends with Cassie, who lets Faith borrow her horse to pay a clandestine visit to the lighthouse.
While her family problems mount, Faith finds herself in the midst of a very important book deal with a famous author.
In fact, the period was marked, not by blind and uninformed belief, but by great intellectual effort dedicated to proving conclusively both the reality of the Judeo-Christian God and the reasonableness of faith in Him.
Should a faith-based charity that receives government aid be allowed to hire only people of its faith to work in its charity programs?
It may be, however, that our faith-addled President lacks sufficient faith in faith himself, because his executive order establishing faith-based charitable social services contains the inconsistent requirement that such projects be "results oriented," suggesting that they will be evaluated by post-Enlightenment methods involving empiricism and objective measurements.
On the eve of Imperial Teen's sophomore release, front man Roddy Bottum talks about his former band, Faith No More, and laments the scarcity of male groupies for his new one
The sources of medieval faith examined by Hirsh were embodied initially in religious forms as diverse as private prayerbooks, Chaucerian tales, mystical literature, or popular devotional experiences, among them the arma Christi and Marian apparitions.