de fide

[ de-fee-de; English dee-fi-dee ]
/ dɛˈfi dɛ; English diˈfɪ di /

adjective Latin.

of the faith: a phrase used in the Roman Catholic Church to qualify certain teachings as being divinely revealed, belief in them therefore being obligatory.

Nearby words

  1. de dicto,
  2. de dolo malo,
  3. de duve,
  4. de facto,
  5. de facto segregation,
  6. de forest,
  7. de forest, lee,
  8. de gasperi,
  9. de gasperi, alcide,
  10. de gaulle

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British Dictionary definitions for de fide

de fide

/ Latin (diː ˈfaɪdɪ) /

adjective

RC Church (of a doctrine) belonging to the essentials of the faith, esp by virtue of a papal ruling

Word Origin for de fide

literally: from faith

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