[ kreed ]
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  1. any system, doctrine, or formula of religious belief, as of a denomination.

  2. any system or codification of belief or of opinion.

  1. an authoritative, formulated statement of the chief articles of Christian belief, as the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, or the Athanasian Creed.

  2. the creed. Apostles' Creed.

Origin of creed

First recorded before 1000; Middle English crede, Old English crēda, from Latin crēdō “I believe”; see credo

Other words for creed

Other words from creed

  • creedal, credal, adjective
  • creeded, adjective
  • creedless, adjective
  • creed·less·ness, noun
  • pre·creed, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for creed (1 of 2)


/ (kriːd) /

  1. a concise, formal statement of the essential articles of Christian belief, such as the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed

  2. any statement or system of beliefs or principles

Origin of creed

Old English crēda, from Latin crēdo I believe

Derived forms of creed

  • creedal or credal, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for Creed (2 of 2)


/ (kriːd) /

  1. 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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