act of faith meaning
- [American idiom]
an act or deed demonstrating religious faith; an act or deed showing trust in someone or something.
• He lit candles in church as an act of faith.
• For him to trust you with his safety was a real act of faith.
n. phr. An act or a deed that shows unquestioning belief in someone or something. It was a real act of faith on Mary's part to entrust her jewelry to her younger sister's care.
- it took a greater act of faith than i was capable of to believe that they would abide willingly by an inconclusive outcome.
- they had come this far through successive acts of faith that had enabled them to transcend the vicissitudes of history.
- you know auto da fe means act of faith
- however, with mutable objects, this is simply an act of faith
- it was an act of faith, and even leonide appeared satisfied