Punic faith

Punic faith
Punic faith noun
Treachery
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Main Entry:Punic

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  • PUNIC FAITH —    a plighted promise that one can put no trust in, such as the Romans alleged they systematically had experience of at the hands of the Poeni or Carthaginians …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • punic faith — Treachery, treacherousness, perfidy, traitorousness, perfidiousness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Punic — Pu nic, a. [L. Punicus pertaining to Carthage, or its inhabitants, fr. Poeni the Carthaginians.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians. [1913 Webster] 2. Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punic — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to ancient Carthage in N. Africa. n. the language of Carthage, related to Phoenician. Phrases and idioms: Punic faith treachery. Etymology: L Punicus, Poenicus f. Poenus f. Gk Phoinix Phoenician …   Useful english dictionary

  • Punic — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to ancient Carthage in N. Africa. n. the language of Carthage, related to Phoenician. Phrases and idioms: Punic faith treachery. Etymology: L Punicus, Poenicus f. Poenus f. Gk Phoinix Phoenician …   Useful english dictionary

  • Second Punic War — Infobox Military Conflict conflict= Second Punic War partof= the Punic Wars caption= Borders of Roman and Punic zone of influence in 218 BC, just prior to the war date= 218 to 201 BC place= Italia, Sicily, Hispania, Cisalpine Gaul, Transalpine… …   Wikipedia

  • bad faith — n: intentional deception, dishonesty, or failure to meet an obligation or duty no evidence of bad faith compare good faith in bad faith: with or characterized by intentional deception or dishonesty possessor in bad faith an obligation …   Law dictionary

  • bad faith — Perfidy, perfidiousness, traitorousness, dishonesty, unfairness, faithlessness, lack of fidelity, want of good faith, breach of faith, Punic faith, punica fides or fides punica …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bad faith — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellianism, Punic faith, ambidexterity, artifice, barratry, breach, breach of contract, breach of faith, breach of privilege, breach of promise, breach of trust, breaking, contravention, cunning, deceitfulness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ATTIC FAITH —    inviolable faith, opposed to Punic …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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