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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
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And when he had lived long, and was borne to his grave a hoary corpse, followed by Faith, an aged woman, and children and grandchildren, a goodly procession, besides neighbors not a few, they carved no hopeful verse upon his tombstone, for his dying hour was gloom.
The Los Angeles Times, in a July 15 editorial, pointed out, "As the Supreme Court has noted repeatedly, religious freedom in this country is enjoyed not only by members of mainstream faiths but also by adherents of unusual or even unpopular religions, who in seeking to secure their legal rights have expanded religious freedom for everyone.
How then are Lutherans to relate to people of other faiths in this interreligious age?
We believe,' say the signatories, who range from Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor of the Catholic Church to Sir Iqbal Sacranie of the Muslim Council of Britain, 'that schools with a religious designation should teach not only their own faith but also an awareness of the tenets of other faiths.
If I could not find a way to discuss faiths equally in the classroom I decided to seek out other avenues of discussing world religions with fellow students who were as equally devout in their faith traditions as I was in mine.
Towey's attack on the religious faith of people who oppose the political program of the administration is a symptom of exactly what is wrong with the Faith-Based Initiative: it is not now nor has it ever been about faith, except in the sense that the idea of faith is being cleverly used to promote a political program.
What they lack in sheer numbers, however, they more than make up for with spirit, activism, and an unabashed expression of faith.
The fact that Christianity and Islam are both missionary faiths and currently fighting in parts of the world, such as Sudan and Pakistan, is a separate issue, he said.
In this model, A has faith in B if A has a personal relationship with B, trusts B, believes certain propositions about B, and B caused A to be in this relationship.