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act of faith

  

      n     (Christianity)   an act that demonstrates or tests a person's religious beliefs  
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faith  
      n  
1    strong or unshakeable belief in something, esp. without proof or evidence  
2    a specific system of religious beliefs  
the Jewish faith     
3      (Christianity)   trust in God and in his actions and promises  
4    a conviction of the truth of certain doctrines of religion, esp. when this is not based on reason  
5    complete confidence or trust in a person, remedy, etc.  
6    any set of firmly held principles or beliefs  
7    allegiance or loyalty, as to a person or cause (esp. in the phrases keep faith, break faith)  
8    bad faith   insincerity or dishonesty  
9    good faith   honesty or sincerity, as of intention in business (esp. in the phrase in good faith)  
      interj  
10    Archaic   indeed; really (also in the phrases by my faith, in faith)  
     (C12: from Anglo-French feid, from Latin fides trust, confidence)  


act of faith  
      n     (Christianity)   an act that demonstrates or tests a person's religious beliefs  
article of faith  
      n  
1      (Christianity)   any of the clauses or propositions into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided  
2    a deeply held belief  
bad faith  
      n  
1    intention to deceive; treachery or dishonesty (esp. in the phrase in bad faith)  
2      (Also called)    mauvaise foi   (in the philosophy of Sartre) self-deception, as when an agent regards his actions as conditioned by circumstances or conventions in order to evade his own responsibility for choosing them freely  
Baha'í Faith   , Baha'í  
      n   a religious system founded in 1863 by Baha'ullah, based on Babism and emphasizing the value of all religions and the spiritual unity of all mankind  
  Baha′ist, Baha′ite      adj, n  
Defender of the Faith  
      n   the title conferred upon Henry VIII by Pope Leo X in 1521 in recognition of the King's pamphlet attacking Luther's doctrines and retained by subsequent monarchs of England,   (Latin term)    Fidei Defensor  
faith healing  
      n   treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith  
  faith healer      n  
utmost good faith  
      n   a principle used in insurance contracts, legally obliging all parties to reveal to the others any information that might influence the others' decision to enter into the contract,   (Also called)    uberrima fides  

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faith

  
1    assurance, confidence, conviction, credence, credit, dependence, reliance, trust  
2    belief, church, communion, creed, denomination, dogma, persuasion, religion  
3    allegiance, constancy, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty, troth     (archaic)   truth, truthfulness  
4    as in keep faith, in good faith      honour, pledge, promise, sincerity, vow, word, word of honour  
  
Antonyms     
   agnosticism, apprehension, denial, disbelief, distrust, doubt, incredulity, infidelity, misgiving, mistrust, rejection, scepticism, suspicion, uncertainty  

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n.
Abandoning something that one has intimate knowledge of for something unknown and probably highly risky to one's well-being.
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
v.
1. the operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay 2. the act of taking full advantage of an easy opportunity
n.
blend of "slacker" and "activism". Act of participating to pointless activities as a type of activism.
Signing on-line petitions or wearing bracelets against war are forms of slacktivism
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
n.
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
n.
the act of transferring virtual content or value on the Internet to a specific destination
[Tech.]
n.
the act of using someone else's identifying information with the intent to defraud others online
[Leg.];[Tech.] criminal act to steal a personal information online
n.
the act of changing the ownership of a virtual property from one person to another
[Tech.]
n.
a willingness to believe in the absence of sufficient evidence, or contrary to the evidence.
this could cover all instances of use of the word 'faith'.
n.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
[Leg.]
v.
The act or offence of grubbing up trees and bushes, and thus destroying forest land. Or, the land thus destroyed.
[Leg.] English noun and verb
det.
Cybertort is a willful act done by a person on internet that may cause legal injuries to virtual identity or virtual property of a person in cyberspace
[Leg.];[Tech.] cyber defamation is Cybertort
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
exp.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
exp.
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
exp.
when you act it has more impact that when you speak only
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