- unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence
- unquestioning belief in God, religious tenets, etc.
- a religion or a system of religious beliefs
- anything believed
- complete trust, confidence, or reliance
- allegiance to some person or thing; loyalty
Origin of faithMiddle English feith from Old French feid, fei from Classical Latin fides, confidence, belief (in LL(Ec), the Christian religion) from fidere, to trust from Indo-European base an unverified form bheidh-, to urge, be convinced from source bide, Classical Greek peithein, to persuade, Classical Latin foedus, a compact
break (or keep) faith
- to be disloyal (or loyal) to one's beliefs, principles, etc.
- to break (or keep) a promise