article of faith

noun
1. (Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
Syn: ↑credendum
Topics: ↑Christianity, ↑Christian religion
Hypernyms: ↑dogma, ↑tenet
2. an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
Syn: ↑conviction, ↑strong belief
Hypernyms: ↑belief
Hyponyms: ↑amateurism

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a fundamental belief; tenet. Also called article of belief.
[1400-50; late ME]

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article of faith UK US noun [countable] [singular article of faith plural articles of faith]
something that people who support a particular religion or idea believe completely, although it has not been proved
Thesaurus: beliefs and teachings common to more than one religionhyponym

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article of faith,
an essential condition of a belief or creed; basic principle: »

It is an article of faith with virtually every Gibraltarian that he wants to remain separate from Spain (Manchester Guardian Weekly).

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ˌarticle of ˈfaith [article of faith] noun (pl. articles of faith)
something you believe very strongly, as if it were a religious belief

He tried to believe, as an article of faith, that his daughter was not guilty.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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