credo

[ kree-doh, krey- ]
/ ˈkri doʊ, ˈkreɪ- /

noun, plural cre·dos.

(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.

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Nearby words

  1. credit-reference agency,
  2. creditable,
  3. creditor,
  4. credits,
  5. creditworthy,
  6. credulity,
  7. credulous,
  8. credulously,
  9. credé's method,
  10. cree

Origin of credo

1150–1200; Middle English < Latin: literally, I believe; first word of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds in Latin

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British Dictionary definitions for credo

credo

/ (ˈkriːdəʊ, ˈkreɪ-) /

noun plural -dos

any formal or authorized statement of beliefs, principles, or opinions

Credo

/ (ˈkriːdəʊ, ˈkreɪ-) /

noun plural -dos

the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed
a musical setting of the Creed

Word Origin for Credo

C12: from Latin, literally: I believe; first word of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds

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Word Origin and History for credo

credo

n.

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.

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