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Term:   confidence
Definition:
1 a: a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances <had perfect confidence in his ability to succeed> <met the risk with brash confidence>
  b: faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way <have confidence in a leader>
2: the quality or state of being certain : certitude <they had every confidence of success>
3  a: a relation of trust or intimacy <took his friend into his confidence>
   b: reliance on another's discretion <their story was told in strictest confidence>
   c: support especially in a legislative body <vote of confidence>
4: a communication made in confidence : secret <accused him of betraying a confidence>

 

It is especially 3a that is significant in Salesian discourse.


POS (part of speech). Can be more than one:
     POS 1: N/phrase     
     POS 2: Adj/phrase

 

Term type ('EntryTerm' if no other applies):
     Type 1: EntryTerm     
     Type 2: ---

 

Term status:
     for POS 1: General     
     for POS 2: ---
(General=also found outside Salesian usage; Salesian=possibly not well understood beyond Salesian circles; Neologism, Archaic, Deprecated refer to the term's status in Salesian discourse)

 

Recommended equivalent (it): confidenza

 

(In most cases the Italian term will be the official source term. In other cases below, if the term has its source in another language, this will be indicated by an [S] following the term.)

 

Recommended equivalent (es):

 

Recommended equivalent (fr):

 

Recommended equivalent (pt):

 

Suggested equivalent (other):

 

Other language:
Language code chosen from IANA registry]

 

Synonyms:

 

Geographical/Regional usage:

 

Description:
At the first meeting between Don Bosco and Dominic Savio we note the mutual confidence between the two, (expressed by Don Bosco explicitly in his account of the meeting in his Life of Dominic Savio) from the very beginning. This confidence flowered into holiness. We could say, then, that the term is a key term in Salesian Youth Spirituality.
Don Bosco frequently recommended confidence in one's confessor, confidence in the Superior, confidence in Mary Most Holy, confidence in God the loving Father.

 

Context (examples of use):
I took him aside and asked him about himself and his studies. We found common ground immediately and a relationship of trust and mutual confidence sprang up spontaneously.(From Don Bosco's Life of Dominic Savio)

 

Other notes:

 

 

  

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POS (part of speech). A term may be more than one POS
(1) (2)

 

   


Term type ('EntryTerm' if no other applies)
(1) (2)   
[Initialisms like AGC are regarded as acronyms; a term like 'Bro.' is an abbreviation; an example of short form instead would be the main part of a very long book title (most of DB's book titles! 'Giovane Provveduto' is a short form). A loan term is not translated whereas a calque is. A blend is where two (or more) morphemes or 'word' parts have been combined to form a single term, as in the case of 'austraLasia'. Choose variant when there exists at least one other common form of the term. ]

 


Term status (General=also found outside Salesian usage; Salesian=possibly not well understood beyond Salesian circles; Neologism, Archaic, Deprecated refer to the term's status in Salesian discourse)
(1) (2)   
[Archaic refers to terms that have fallen out of regular use. Deprecated indicates official disapproval or if not disapproval, official abandonment at least. A neologism is a term that has come into play relatively recently - say, since Vatican II, but the time frame can be flexible.]

 

Recommended equivalent (it). In most cases the Italian term will be the official source term

   

 

 

Recommended equivalent (es)

   

 

 

Recommended equivalent (fr)

   

 

 

Recommended equivalent (pt)

   

 

 

Suggested equivalent (other) (Where it is the source term indicated with [S] and appropriate language code [chosen from IANA registry])

   

 


   

 

 


Definition
  
[The definition should not be imagined! It is assumed that it exists either in a reputable dictionary (or at least in similar words) or in some authoritative Salesian reference (e.g. the Constitutions, AGC or similar public document, Lenti's 7 volume series, and so on]

 


Synonyms
  

 


Geographical/Regional usage
  
[Certain terms are common in restricted parts of the Congregation. We have one 'prior' but only in INB; in some parts of Asia the Salesian community is called a 'convent', but not elsewhere]

 


Description

[Etymological information, mostly]

 


Context (examples of use)

[English usage, obviously]  

 


Other notes
  
[Room here for more personal observations, private opinion if felt to be useful]

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