Wednesday - February 21, 2018

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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[.] FAITH, n. [L. fides, fido, to trust; Gr. to persuade, to draw towards any thing, to conciliate; to believe, to obey. In the Greek Lexicon of Hederic it is said, the primitive signification of the verb is to bind and draw or lead, as signifies a rope or cable. But ...


[.] FA'ITH-BREACH, n. Breach of fidelity; disloyalty; perfidy.


[.] FA'ITHED, a. Honest; sincere. [Not used.]


[.] FA'ITHFUL, a. [.] 1. Firm in adherence to the truth and to the duties of religion. [.] Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Rev. 2. [.] 2. Firmly adhering to duty; of true fidelity; loyal; true to allegiance; as a faithful subject. [.] 3. ...


[.] FA'ITHFULLY, adv. [.] 1. In a faithful manner; with good faith. [.] 2. With strict adherence to allegiance and duty; applied to subjects. [.] 3. With strict observance of promises, vows, covenants or duties; without failure of performance; honestly; exactly. ...


[.] FA'ITHFULNESS, n. [.] 1. Fidelity; loyalty; firm adherence to allegiance and duty; as the faithfulness of a subject. [.] 2. Truth; veracity; as the faithfulness of God. [.] 3. Strict adherence to injunctions, and to the duties of a station; as the faithfulness ...


[.] FA'ITHLESS, a. [.] 1. Without belief in the revealed truths of religion; unbelieving. [.] O faithless generation. Math 18. [.] 2. Not believing; not giving credit to. [.] 3. Not adhering to allegiance or duty; disloyal; perfidious; treacherous; as a faithless ...


[.] FA'ITHLESSNESS, n. [.] 1. Unbelief, as to revealed religion. [.] 2. Perfidy; treachery; disloyalty; as in subjects. [.] 3. Violation of promises or covenants; inconstancy; as of husband or wife.


[.] UNFA'ITHFUL, a. [.] 1. Not observant of promises, vows, allegiance or duty; violating trust or confidence; treacherous; perfidious; as an unfaithful subject; an unfaithful husband or wife; an unfaithful servant; an unfaithful bailee or agent. [.] 2. Not performing ...


[.] UNFA'ITHFULLY, adv. [.] 1. In violation of promises, vows or duty; treacherously; perfidiously. [.] 2. Negligently; imperfectly; as work unfaithfully done.


[.] UNFA'ITHFULNESS, n. Neglect or violation of vows, promises, allegiance or other duty; breach of confidence or trust reposed; perfidiousness; treachery; as the unfaithfulness of a subject to his prince or the state; the unfaithfulness of a husband to his wife, or of ...

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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