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creed

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noun \ˈkrēd\

Simple Definition of creed

  • : a statement of the basic beliefs of a religion

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of creed

  1. 1 :  a brief authoritative formula of religious belief

  2. 2 :  a set of fundamental beliefs; also :  a guiding principle

creedal or credal play \ˈkrē-dəl\ adjective

Examples of creed in a sentence

  1. <central to the creed of this organization of medical volunteers is the belief that health care is a basic human right>

  2. <the Amish live by a strict creed that rejects many of the values and practices of modern society>



Origin of creed

Middle English crede, from Old English crēda, from Latin credo (first word of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds), from credere to believe, trust, entrust; akin to Old Irish cretid he believes, Sanskrit śrad-dadhāti


First Known Use: before 12th century

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CREED Defined for Kids

creed

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noun \ˈkrēd\

Definition of creed for Students

  1. 1 :  a statement of the basic beliefs of a religious faith

  2. 2 :  a set of guiding rules or beliefs





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