- the believers, especially members of a Christian church or adherents of Islam.
- the body of loyal members of any party or group.
- faith school,
- faith, hope, and charity,
Origin of faithful
Examples from the Web for faithfully
What qualifies as vast enough, as comprehensive enough, as representative enough to faithfully render a city and its people?
Boehner announced Wednesday that he would sue the president for his failure to “faithfully execute the laws of this country.”Boehner May Not Have the Ability to Sue Obama After All|Ben Jacobs, Tim Mak|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most bands these days aspire to reproduce their recordings on stage as faithfully as possible.
In short, Mr. Obama feels no constraint in faithfully executing the laws as written by the Congress.The ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’ Is Obama’s Constitutional Excesses|Ron Christie|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And her denials and legal threats are faithfully modeled after the de rigueur motions of past sex-tape shock-feigning stars.‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham’s Rocky Path to Sex-Tape Stardom. Also, Sex Tapes Are Still a Thing?|Melissa Leon|April 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The minister of a parish in Dumfriesshire had a man who had long and faithfully served at the manse.Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character|Edward Bannerman Ramsay
For more than a century, in the face of many mistakes and many misfortunes, the Poles have faithfully kept that oath.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
A fac-simile of this inscription was faithfully delineated by Mr. Geo.The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple|Charles G. Addison
But I came also, sirs, to discharge my duties honestly and faithfully to the Government, and I intend to do so to the last.The Mormon Prophet and His Harem|C.V. Waite
There needs to be close contact that the Master's plan of service may be clearly seen and faithfully started upon.Quiet Talks on Service|S. D. Gordon
- the believers in and loyal adherents of a religious faith, esp Christianity
- any group of loyal and steadfast followers
c.1300, "full of faith," also "firm in allegiance," from faith + -ful. Meaning "true to the facts" is from 1520s. The noun sense of "true believers" is from 1550s. Related: Faithfully; faithfulness. Old Faithful geyser named 1870 by explorer Gen. H.D. Washburn, Surveyor-General of the Montana Territory, in reference to the regularity of its outbursts.