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Fidimplicitary

Fidimplicitary /fid-im-plisit-tere/
Means putting one's faith in another's views; one who trusts someone else's opinions implicitly
Comes from Sir Thomas Urquhart, in 1652, used this word by combining fides implicita, implicit faith (Latin).  It was used as an insult to those in academia that accepted on faith the views of their predecessors without bothering to examine the assertions themselves.
Example An 1817 caricature of Sir Thomas refers to “those shallow and fidimplicitary coxcombs, who fill our too credulous ears with their quisquiliary deblaterations.”

Woot!  I wrote this a few days ago knowing I'd be out of town today and I almost forgot to post it!  Happy Saturday to everyone!
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