article of faith

noun phrase

Definition of article of faith

: a basic belief

First Known Use of article of faith

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Article of faith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/article%20of%20faith. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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