Definition of fides
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LEM
fidēs, fideī
1 FID-
noun (f., 5th declension)
  1. trust, faith, confidence, reliance, credence, belief
  2. [in business] credit
  3. [by metonymy] trustworthiness, faithfulness, conscientiousness, credibility, honesty, truth, good faith
  4. fulfilment, faithfulness (to a promise)
  5. [in the legal phrase, ex bona_ fide, or ex fide bona_] in good faith, with sincerity, without guile
  6. [cf. mala fides] deception, dishonesty
Abbreviations
fidēs gen. (rare), usu. fidē (H., O.), once fidēī (Enn. ap. C.), once fidei (disyl., T.)

— dat. fidē, S., H., fidei (disyl., T.), f 1 FID-, trust, faith, confidence, reliance, credence, belief: si visis fides non est habenda: alcui summam omnium rerum fidem habere, Cs.: habebunt verba fidem, si, etc., find acceptance, H.: testimonio fidem tribuere: ubi prima fides pelago, as soon as they can trust, V.: orationi adfert fidem: fidem facit oratio, commands belief: aliquamdiu fides fieri non poterat, Cs.: vati Si qua fides, may be believed, V.: omnibus abrogatur fides: imminuit orationis fidem: Multa fidem promissa levant, H.: addat fidem, give credence, Ta.: fac fidem, te nihil quaerere, etc., evince: fides mi apud hunc est, nil me istius facturum, T.

—In business, credit: cum fides totā Italiā esset angustior, Cs.: fides de foro sublata erat: fidem abrogare, L.: fides deficere coepit: nisi fide staret res p., opibus non staturam, L.: quorum res fidesque in manibus sitae erant, i. e. entire resources, S.

—Meton., trustworthiness, faithfulness, conscientiousness, credibility, honesty, truth, good faith: fundamentum iustitiae est fides: fide vestrā fretus: homo antiquā virtute ac fide, T.: prisca, V.: homo sine fide: hinc fides, illinc fraudatio: regni: in fide manere, Cs.: Ubii experimento fidei conlocati, because of their tried fidelity, Ta.: praestare fidem: prodere, S.: mutare, S.: de pace cum fide agere, L.: periura patris, perjured faith, H.: omnem tabularum fidem resignare, credibility: fides eius rei penes auctores erit, S.: maiora fide gessit, beyond belief, O.: segetis certa fides meae, faithfulness (in production), H.

—Fulfilment, faithfulness (to a promise): Dicta fides sequitur, O.: promissa Exhibuere fidem, were fulfilled, O.: en haec promissa fides est? the fulfilment of the oracle? V.

—In the legal phrase, ex bonā fide, or ex fide bonā, in good faith, with sincerity, without guile

— cf. mala fides, deception, dishonesty.

—Praegn., a promise, engagement, word, assurance, confirmation: fidem hosti datam fallere: inter se fidem dare, Cs.: obligare fidem vobis, plight one's faith: fidem servare, Cs.: fides iuris iurandi cum hoste servanda: fidem suam liberare, perform his promise: fidem exsolvere, L.: fidem amittere, N.: istius fide ac potius perfidiā decepti: quantum mea fides studii mihi adferat, plighted word: contioni deinde edicto addidit fidem, confirmed, L.: fide rerum tradere, with accurate knowledge, Ta.

—A promise of protection, pledge of safety, safe-conduct, assurance, guaranty, protection, guardian care: fidem ei publicam iussu senatūs dedi: si fides publica data esset, S.: privatim praeterea fidem suam interponit, S.: fide acceptā a legatis, vim abfuturam, L.: quaere in cuius fide sint: in fidem Achaeorum castella tradere, L.: in alicuius fidem ac potestatem venire, Cs.: civitas in Catonis fide locata: alqm in fidem suam recipere: iura fidemque Supplicis erubuit (Achilles), due to a suppliant, V.: deūm atque hominum fidem implorabis.

—Ellipt., in exclamations: Di vostram fidem! by the protection of the gods! for heaven's sake! T.: pro deūm fidem, T.: pro deorum atque hominum fidem.

—Person., Faith, Truth: Fidem violare: Cana, V.: albo rara Fides Velata panno, H.
 
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