1. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
  2. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
  3. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one's supporters.
  4. often Faith. Christianity. The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will.
  5. The body of dogma of a religion: the Muslim faith.
  6. A set of principles or beliefs.

Compare to phaith.

Alternatively, faith occurs when a person places trust in a thing or person due to belief. To put it somewhat more long-windedly, faith occurs when a person vests trust in person or thing where:

See also: acceptance, belief, trust, truth, truth value

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