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article of faith

noun
1.
a fundamental belief; tenet.
Also called article of belief.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for article of faith

article of faith

noun
1.
(Christianity) any of the clauses or propositions into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
2.
a deeply held belief
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