Constantinopolitan Creed

[kon-stan-tn-oh-pol-i-tn, -stan-]

Origin of Constantinopolitan Creed

1670–80; < Late Latin Constantīnopolītānus, equivalent to Constantīnopol(is) Constantinople (with Greek polī́tēs citizen replacing pólis city) + -ānus -an

Nicene Creed

  1. a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council.
  2. a later creed of closely similar form (Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed or Constantinopolitan Creed) referred, perhaps erroneously, to the Council of Constantinople (a.d. 381), received universally in the Eastern Church and, with an addition introduced in the 6th century a.d., accepted generally throughout western Christendom.

Origin of Nicene Creed

First recorded in 1560–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for constantinopolitan creed

Nicene Creed

  1. the formal summary of Christian beliefs promulgated at the first council of Nicaea in 325 ad
  2. a longer formulation of Christian beliefs authorized at the council of Constantinople in 381, and now used in most Christian liturgies
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