- 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.
Origin of creed
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Examples from the Web for creed
And the black hejab was imposed on all non-Saudi women, regardless of their religion or creed.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil
Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights
October 30, 2014
With every race and creed of the the world paddling on a lake in Queens, I was eager to see how a team can win or lose.Bros Love Dragon Boats
August 10, 2014
Indeed, every Assassin's Creed game—aside from a small segment of one—has had a man as its center.Video Games Need More Than Damsels and Dames
June 18, 2014
The council concluded with the emperor Constantine insisting that the bishops come to an agreement over the wording of the creed.Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis's Masterstroke
June 8, 2014
I understand how people say that they are kind of a cousin or relation of Creed.Meet Madison Rising, the Band Behind Sarah Palin's New Theme Song
March 29, 2014
But on the first two and greatest articles of his creed, how Jasper labored!Way of the Lawless
It should be remembered that even our creed was to some extent decided by him.The Non-Christian Cross
John Denham Parsons
To live for others as a definite self-conscious aim was not his creed.De Profundis
The medicine (God's grace) is made known to us in the Creed.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
The Northern States were slow to adopt the Democratic creed.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
- a concise, formal statement of the essential articles of Christian belief, such as the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed
- any statement or system of beliefs or principles
- Frederick. 1871–1957, Canadian inventor, resident in Scotland from 1897, noted for his invention of the teleprinter, first used in 1912
Word Origin and History for creed
Old English creda "article or statement of Christian belief," from Latin credo "I believe" (see credo). Broadening 17c. to mean "any statement of belief."