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faithful

2 noun
     
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1

the faithful

[plural]
a) the people who are very loyal to a leader, political party etc and continue to support them:
Hess still has the support of the party faithful.
b) RR the people who believe in a religion:
church bells calling the faithful to evening prayer
2 [countable] a loyal follower, supporter, or member:
A handful of old faithfuls came to the meeting.

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