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article of faith

a fundamental belief; tenet.
Also called article of belief.
Origin of article of faith
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Almost from the start progress equals integrity was an article of faith for the band.
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  • It's an article of faith that his former positions on social issues and his moderation are his problem with the base.
  • It has become a bipartisan article of faith that more handguns cause more violence.
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British Dictionary definitions for article of faith

article of faith

(Christianity) any of the clauses or propositions into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
a deeply held belief
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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