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creed

[kreed] /krid/
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
1000
before 1000; Middle English crede, Old English crēda < Latin crēdō I believe; see credo
Related forms
creedal, credal, adjective
creeded, adjective
creedless, adjective
creedlessness, noun
precreed, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. faith, conviction, credo, dogma.
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British Dictionary definitions for the creed

creed

/kriːd/
noun
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
Derived Forms
creedal, credal, adjective
Word Origin
Old English crēda, from Latin crēdo I believe

Creed

/kriːd/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for the creed
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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