article of faith


noun

a fundamental belief; tenet.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Also called article of belief .

Origin of article of faith

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for article of faith

article of faith

noun

Christianity any of the clauses or propositions into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
a deeply held belief
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