- (often initial capital letter) the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed.
- (often initial capital letter) a musical setting of the creed, usually of the Nicene Creed.
- any creed or formula of belief.
Origin of credo
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Examples from the Web for credo
If they had a credo to live by, it was “Ride Hard, Die Fast.”The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
The two masters declare their credo: “A trial is preparation, preparation, preparation, and meticulous execution.”How the Tide Turned on Gay Marriage
June 20, 2014
Credit—which stems from the Latin root “credo,” meaning belief—is very emotional and dependent on psychology.China’s Market Shivers and the World Freaks Out
June 24, 2013
The "say anything" credo of the Romney campaign continues and mushrooms.F-You Dishonesty: Romney and Jeep
October 29, 2012
The Republican credo that theirs is the party of patriotism goes back a long, long way, at least to the 1920s.Michael Tomasky on Romney: the Un-American in the Presidential Race
July 19, 2012
Christians we are,” said Pharaoh, “and will say our Paternoster and Credo with any man.In the Days of Drake
J. S. Fletcher
But what will you do if it become necessary to teach him his credo?Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry
Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
The only thing of which they are sure is that they are sure of nothing and their credo is 'I do not believe.'The Orchard of Tears
Credo, he will tell you, is ‘I believe’; it is to have faith in God and in the word of God.Bunyan Characters - Third Series
They listened to the Gospel and the Credo, and watched the movements of the priest.Bouvard and Pcuchet
- any formal or authorized statement of beliefs, principles, or opinions
- the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed
- a musical setting of the Creed
Word Origin and History for credo
late 12c., from Latin, literally "I believe," first word of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds, first person singular present indicative of credere "to believe," perhaps from PIE compound *kerd-dhe- "to believe," literally "to put one's heart" (cf. Old Irish cretim, Irish creidim, Welsh credu "I believe," Sanskrit śrad-dhā- "faith"). The nativized form is creed. General sense of "formula or statement of belief" is from 1580s.