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credo

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noun cre·do \ˈkrē-(ˌ)dō, ˈkrā-\

Simple Definition of credo

  • : an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group

Full Definition of credo

plural credos

  1. :  creed

Examples of credo

  1. <the credo of the ancient Egyptians involved a variety of polytheism>

  2. <we must abide by the simple credo that The customer is always right>



Origin of credo

Middle English, from Latin, I believe


First Known Use: 12th century

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Rhymes with credo



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