noun, plural cre·dos.
- credit-reference agency,
- credé's method,
Origin of credo
Examples from the Web for credo
If they had a credo to live by, it was “Ride Hard, Die Fast.”
The two masters declare their credo: “A trial is preparation, preparation, preparation, and meticulous execution.”
Credit—which stems from the Latin root “credo,” meaning belief—is very emotional and dependent on psychology.
The "say anything" credo of the Romney campaign continues and mushrooms.
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|Michael Tomasky|July 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Spero quia absurdum, it ought to have been said, rather than credo.Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
In the year 1888, before leaving the Normal School to face the experiences of actual life, he wrote Credo quia verum.Romain Rolland|Stefan Zweig
The Credo is interesting through the persistent attempt to mould it into a firm musical organism.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
Beethoven used this figure for the Credo of his first mass, which he chanced to be composing at the time.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
It is his 'credo' against their 'ignoro'; it is, his 'expecto' against their 'non video'.Christopher Columbus, Complete|Filson Young
noun plural -dos
noun plural -dos
Word Origin 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.