any system, doctrine, or formula of religious belief, as of a denomination.
any system or codification of belief or of opinion.
an authoritative, formulated statement of the chief articles of Christian belief, as the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, or the Athanasian Creed.
the creed, Apostles' Creed.

before 1000; Middle English crede, Old English crēda < Latin crēdō I believe; see credo

creedal, credal, adjective
creeded, adjective
creedless, adjective
creedlessness, noun
precreed, noun

1, 2. faith, conviction, credo, dogma. Unabridged
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creed (kriːd)
1.  a concise, formal statement of the essential articles of Christian belief, such as the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed
2.  any statement or system of beliefs or principles
[Old English crēda, from Latin crēdo I believe]

Creed (kriːd)
Frederick. 1871--1957, Canadian inventor, resident in Scotland from 1897, noted for his invention of the teleprinter, first used in 1912

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O.E. creda "article or statement of Christian belief," from L. credo "I believe," perhaps from PIE *kerd-dhe- "to believe," lit. "heart to put" (cf. O.Ir. cretim, Ir. creidim, Welsh credu, Skt. crad-dadhami). The first word of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds, broadening 17c. to mean "any statement of
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Example sentences
Some one commented that it is against their creed to take this picture.
But only a few sentences later appears a statement that runs against the
  individualist creed.
However, more than names its a question of giving respect to all irrespective
  of colour, caste or creed.
Frum is loyal to the same creed, and the two books have a huge number of pop
  referents in common.
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