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.
Origin of creed
before 1000; Middle English crede, Old English crēdaRelated formscreed·al, cred·al, adjectivecreed·ed, adjectivecreed·less, adjectivecreed·less·ness, nounpre·creed, noun
< Latin crēdō
I believe; see credo
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Examples from the Web for creedless
Historical Examples of creedless
Listening to her I was no longer the enlightened, the creedless man.
The creedless philosopher is out on the sea of opinion, without compass or chart.
How was a creedless, churchless mistress of Coldbrooks to be fitted in to her happy vision of Barneys future?
The Secularist, is without presumption of an infallible creed, is without the timorous indefiniteness of a creedless believer.
Country districts demonstrate the fact of Java being a creedless land.
British Dictionary definitions for creedless
Derived Formscreedal or credal, adjective
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
Word Origin for creed
Old English crēda, from Latin crēdo I believe
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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Word Origin and History for creedless
Old English creda "article or statement of Christian belief," from Latin credo "I believe" (see credo). Broadening 17c. to mean "any statement of belief."
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