3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Creed \Creed\, verb (used with an object) To believe; to credit. [Obs.]

That part which is so creeded by the people. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Creed \Creed\ (kr[=e]d), noun [OE. credo, crede, AS. creda, fr. L. credo I believe, at the beginning of the Apostles' creed, fr. credere to believe; akin to OIr. cretim I believe, and Skr. [,c]raddadh[=a]mi; [,c]rat trust + dh[=a] to put. See {Do}, verb (used with an object), and cf. {Credo}, {Grant}.]

1. A definite summary of what is believed; esp., a summary of the articles of Christian faith; a confession of faith for public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.

In the Protestant system the creed is not coordinate with, but always subordinate to, the Bible. --Schaff-Herzog Encyc.

2. Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.

I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed. --Shak.

{Apostles' creed}, {Athanasian creed}, {Nicene creed}. See under {Apostle}, {Athanasian}, {Nicene}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: any system of principles or beliefs [syn: {creed}, {credo}]

2: the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group [syn: {religious doctrine}, {church doctrine}, {gospel}, {creed}]

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