article of belief

See: principle
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I hate business and men of business; and as to social questions, I have only one article of belief, which is, that the sole refiner of human nature is fine art.
The first sentence, then, is a succinct statement of an article of belief shared by many (not only or exclusively Catholic); unfortunately, the second sentence of this passage is the direct opposite of this article of belief.
In American diplomatic practice, the current policy becomes to a remarkable degree an article of belief.