Definition of credo
- The CEO's credo was "If you don't go forward, you go backward."
the credo of the ancient Egyptians involved a variety of polytheism
we must abide by the simple credo that “The customer is always right”
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Credo comes straight from the Latin word meaning "I believe", and is the first word of many religious credos, or creeds, such as the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed. But the word can be applied to any guiding principle or set of principles. Of course, you may choose a different credo when you're 52 than when you're 19. But here is the credo of the writer H. L. Mencken, written after he had lived quite a few years: "I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than to be ignorant".
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group
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