[ 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 creedal

  • There can be no use in hiding it from candid thought behind the recitation of a creedal formula.

    The Meaning of Faith|Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • In this discussion we have been careful to avoid the terms of formal and creedal orthodoxy.

  • It is often said that these creedal councils were moved by considerations of low-grade expediency.

  • Being so, it is not susceptible to argument, or to adjustment by conventions or creedal agreements.

British Dictionary definitions for creedal (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 creedal (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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