[ kreed ]
/ krid /


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

before 1000; Middle English crede, Old English crēda < Latin crēdō I believe; see credo


OTHER WORDS FROM creed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for credal

  • Sabatier is quite right, therefore, in asserting that credal statements must change their meaning just as words change.

  • His godly hymns betray no credal shibboleth or doctrinal bias, but are songs for the whole earthly church of God.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes|Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth

British Dictionary definitions for credal (1 of 2)

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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

Derived forms of creed

creedal or credal, adjective

Word Origin for creed

Old English crēda, from Latin crēdo I believe

British Dictionary definitions for credal (2 of 2)

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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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