creed

noun
\ ˈkrēd How to pronounce creed (audio) \

Definition of creed

1 : a brief authoritative formula of religious belief the Nicene Creed
2 : a set of fundamental beliefs also : a guiding principle Never settle for mediocrity is his creed. — Jill Lieber

Other Words from creed

creedal or credal \ ˈkrē-​dᵊl How to pronounce creed (audio) \ adjective

Examples of creed in a Sentence

central to the creed of this organization of medical volunteers is the belief that health care is a basic human right the Amish live by a strict creed that rejects many of the values and practices of modern society
Recent Examples on the Web For Vance, the story of the past few decades is that the social permissiveness of the left fused with the free-market creed of the right to create the soulless ethic known as neoliberalism. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Jan. 2022 For Vance, the story of the past few decades is that the social permissiveness of the left fused with the free-market creed of the right to create the soulless ethic known as neoliberalism. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Jan. 2022 Religious institutions were secularized or supplanted by rivals that lacked their commitment to a theological creed. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 8 Apr. 2022 The flawed assumption that mental prowess is directly related to college education—or that the highly educated are beyond caste and creed—has irked people. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 31 Mar. 2022 For Vance, the story of the past few decades is that the social permissiveness of the left fused with the free-market creed of the right to create the soulless ethic known as neoliberalism. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Jan. 2022 For Vance, the story of the past few decades is that the social permissiveness of the left fused with the free-market creed of the right to create the soulless ethic known as neoliberalism. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2022 The Olympic creed is that the most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part. Sarah Hughes, Rolling Stone, 19 Feb. 2022 But as soon as scientific truth becomes inherently associated with one political creed, people who have conflicting political sympathies will be predisposed to mistrust it. Holly Thomas, CNN, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of creed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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“Creed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creed. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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creed

noun
\ ˈkrēd How to pronounce creed (audio) \

Kids Definition of creed

1 : a statement of the basic beliefs of a religious faith
2 : a set of guiding rules or beliefs

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