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Meaning of CREED

Pronunciation:  kreed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any system of principles or beliefs
  2. [n]  the body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

CREED is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: church doctrine, credo, gospel, religious doctrine
 See Also: Athanasian Creed, doctrine, doctrine, dogma, Immaculate Conception, Incarnation, ism, ism, Nicene Creed, philosophy, philosophy, real presence, school of thought, school of thought, tenet, testament



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Creed\ (kr[=e]d), n. [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},
    v. t., 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
             co["o]rdinate with, but always subordinate to, the
             Bible.                                --Schaff-Herzog
    2. Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered
             I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed.
    {Apostles' creed}, {Athanasian creed}, {Nicene creed}. See
       under {Apostle}, {Athanasian}, {Nicene}.
  2. \Creed\, v. t.
    To believe; to credit. [Obs.]
          That part which is so creeded by the people. --Milton.
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