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FAITH Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

1. Confidence; credit; rellanca Thus, an act may be said to be done “on thefaith” of certain representations.2. Relief; credence; trust. Thus, the constitution provides that “full faith and credit”shall be given to the judgments of each state In the courts of the others.3. Purpose; intent; sincerity; state of knowledge or design. This is the meaning ofthe word in the phrases “good faith” and “bad faith.”In Scotch law. A solemn pledge; an oath. “To make faith” is to swear, with theright hand uplifted, that one will declare the truth. 1 Forb. Inst pt. 4, p. 235.


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