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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. constant in the performance of duties or services; exact in attending to commands; as a faithful servant.

4. Observant of compact, treaties, contracts, vows or other engagements; true to one's word. A government should be faithful to its treaties; individuals, to their word.

5. True; exact; in conformity to the letter and spirit; as a faithful execution of a will.

6. True to the marriage covenant; as a faithful wife or husband.

7. Conformable to truth; as a faithful narrative or representation.

8. Constant; not fickle; as a faithful lover or friend.

9. True; worthy of belief. 2Tim. 2.



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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. constant in the performance of duties or services; exact in attending to commands; as a faithful servant.

4. Observant of compact, treaties, contracts, vows or other engagements; true to one's word. A government should be faithful to its treaties; individuals, to their word.

5. True; exact; in conformity to the letter and spirit; as a faithful execution of a will.

6. True to the marriage covenant; as a faithful wife or husband.

7. Conformable to truth; as a faithful narrative or representation.

8. Constant; not fickle; as a faithful lover or friend.

9. True; worthy of belief. 2Tim. 2.

FAITH'FUL, a.

  1. Firm in adherence to the truth and to the duties of religion. Be thou faithful to death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Rev. ii.
  2. Firmly adhering to duty; of true fidelity; loyal; true to allegiance; as, a faithful subject.
  3. Constant in the performance of duties or services; exact in attending to commands; as, a faithful servant.
  4. Observant of compact, treaties, contracts, vows or other engagements; true to one's word. A government should be faithful to its treaties; individuals, to their word.
  5. True; exact; in conformity to the letter and spirit; as, a faithful execution of a will.
  6. True to the marriage covenant; as, a faithful wife or husband.
  7. Conformable to truth; as, a faithful narrative or representation.
  8. Constant; not fickle; as, faithful lover or friend.
  9. True; worthy of belief. 2 Tim. ii.

Faith"ful
  1. Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.

    You are not faithful, sir. B. Jonson.

  2. Firm in adherence to 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, 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.

    So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found,
    Among the faithless, faithful only he.
    Milton.

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

    It is a faithful saying. 2 Tim. ii. 11.

    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.

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Faithful

FA'ITHFUL, adjective

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. Revelation 2:10.

2. Firmly adhering to duty; of true fidelity; loyal; true to allegiance; as a faithful subject.

3. constant in the performance of duties or services; exact in attending to commands; as a faithful servant.

4. Observant of compact, treaties, contracts, vows or other engagements; true to one's word. A government should be faithful to its treaties; individuals, to their word.

5. True; exact; in conformity to the letter and spirit; as a faithful execution of a will.

6. True to the marriage covenant; as a faithful wife or husband.

7. Conformable to truth; as a faithful narrative or representation.

8. Constant; not fickle; as a faithful lover or friend.

9. True; worthy of belief. 2 Timothy 2:2.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

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.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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