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creed

[kreed]
noun
1.
any system, doctrine, or formula of religious belief, as of a denomination.
2.
any system or codification of belief or of opinion.
3.
an authoritative, formulated statement of the chief articles of Christian belief, as the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, or the Athanasian Creed.
4.
the creed, Apostles' Creed.

Origin:
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.
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creed (kriːd)
 
n
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]
 
'creedal
 
adj
 
'credal
 
adj

Creed (kriːd)
 
n
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creed
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
belief."
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