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definition of the word faith

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Middle English feith < Old French feid < Latin fides (faith, belief, trust) < fidere (to trust, to confide in). Used in English since the 12th Century.

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faith (plural faiths)

  1. Mental acceptance of and confidence in a claim as truth without proof supporting the claim.
    I have faith in the healing power of crystals.
  2. (Christian theology) Belief and trust in the Christian God's promises revealed through Christ in the New Testament.
    "Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld." (Hebrews 11:1)
  3. A feeling or belief, that something is true, real, or will happen.
    Have faith that the criminal justice system will avenge the murder.
  4. A trust in the intentions or abilities of a person or object.
    I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.
  5. (countable) A system of religious belief.
    The Christian faith has been spread by proselytizing.
  6. An obligation of loyalty or fidelity.
  7. The observance of such an obligation.
    He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.

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