Legal Definition and Related Resources of Infidel

Meaning of Infidel

One who does not believe in the Christian religion ; one who professes no religion that can bind his conscience to tell the truth .

Infidel Alternative Definition

One who does not believe in the existence of a God who will reward or punish in this world, or that which is to come. Willes, 550. One who professes no religion that can bind his conscience to speak the truth. 1 Greenl. Ev. § 368. This term has been very indefinitely applied. Under the name of “infidel,” Lord Coke comprises Jews and heathens (2 Inst. 506; 3 Inst. 165), and Hawkins includes among infidels such as do not believe either in the Old or New Testament (Hawk. P. C. bk. 2, c. 46, § 148).

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