article of faith

noun phrase

: a basic belief

Examples of article of faith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s real consolation to be found in these articles of faith, but there are also obvious limitations; the world and its meanings, Phạm seems to suggest, will never conform to a single tradition or doctrine. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 If true, his story would confirm one of the MAGA right’s articles of faith: the existence of a deep state devoted to suppressing information and deceiving the American people. Michelle Orange, Harper's Magazine, 3 Nov. 2023 Causality is one of the major world religions, one of the last great articles of faith. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 3 May 2023 That can get monotonous, but at its best, New Directors offers enduring proof of cinematic life beyond the corporate bottom line: The festival’s commitment to film art is a galvanizing article of faith. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of article of faith was in the 15th century

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“Article of faith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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