The Faithful
Faithful Faith"ful, a. 1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God. [1913 Webster]

You are not faithful, sir. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements. [1913 Webster]

The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him. --Deut. vii. 9. [1913 Webster]

3. True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, by ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant. [1913 Webster]

So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among the faithless, faithful only he. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation. [1913 Webster]

It is a faithful saying. --2 Tim. ii. 11. [1913 Webster]

{The Faithful}, the adherents of any system of religious belief; esp. used as an epithet of the followers of Mohammed.

Syn: Trusty; honest; upright; sincere; veracious; trustworthy. -- {Faith"ful*ly}, adv. -{Faith"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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