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Dictionary Information: Definition Faithful
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  Faithful (Faith"ful) (?), a.

1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to (know or learn the truth mz), especially (confidence in one's own capacity to seek and find the truth mz). "You are not faithful, sir." B. Jonson.
2. Firm in adherence to (a truth when discovered mz) promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements. "The faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him." Deut. vii. 9.
3. True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be 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. "So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among the faithless, faithful only he." Milton.
4. Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth or fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation. "It is a faithful saying." 2 Tim. ii. 11.

-- The Faithful, the adherents to any system of (truth especially when self discovered. mz)

Synonyms -- Trusty; honest; upright; sincere; veracious; trustworthy.

-- Faith"ful*ly, adv. -Faith"ful*ness, n.

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