faith (n.)
promise, assurance, pledge
TC V.iii.69[Hector to Priam] I do stand engaged to many Greeks, / Even in the faith of valour, to appear
TNK III.vi.1[Palamon alone] About this hour my cousin gave his faith / To visit me again
WT IV.iv.35.1[Florizel to Perdita] my desires / Run not before mine honour, nor my lusts / Burn hotter than my faith [i.e. promise to marry her]
WT IV.iv.457[Shepherd to Perdita, of Florizel] O cursed wretch, / That knew'st this was the Prince and wouldst adventure / To mingle faith with him!
WT IV.iv.474[Florizel to Perdita, of their engagement] It cannot fail but by / The violation of my faith
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