creed

noun
\ ˈkrēd \

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

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Other Words from creed

creedal or credal \ ˈkrē-​dᵊl \ 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

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Millennials are demanding a culture of openness from brands, and so the trend is toward a runway that welcomes all colors, creeds, ages, and shapes. Maya Singer, Vogue, "Why the Fashion World Needs to Commit to an 18+ Modeling Standard," 16 Aug. 2018 If you’re Columbia University or Michigan State, and your stated goal is to be inclusive of all races and creeds and religions ... Eric Johnson, Recode, "How a Twitter account convinced 4,000 companies to stop advertising on Breitbart," 3 Sep. 2018 When Bloomberg visited on Wednesday, more than a dozen engineers were keeping a close eye on posts about an incident in West Java on Oct. 22, in which a flag bearing an Islamic creed was burned, prompting outrage across the country. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why social media is friend to far-right politicians around the world," 30 Oct. 2018 Yes, that can manifest itself in deeply unhealthy ways (just look at the reputation of Philly fans), but there are few spaces left in American life where Americans of every race, creed, and color can experience a sense of true fellowship. David French, National Review, "Yes, God Cares about Football," 6 Feb. 2018 Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion, and creed are extremely important to me. Emma Dibdin, Marie Claire, "Elisabeth Moss Makes a Rare Comment Defending Scientology," 18 Aug. 2017 Its creed, the Southern Manifesto, introduced on the floor of the House in 1956, was supported by approximately a fifth of the members of Congress, even those southern officials who had earlier vowed to comply with the initial court decision. Arica L. Coleman, Time, "The County That Closed Its Public Schools Rather Than Desegregate After Brown v. Board of Education," 16 May 2018 Football is a game that perhaps unites the world more than any other, and certainly more than any political or religious creed. Washington Post, "Volgograd provides the proper perspective at World Cup," 20 June 2018 Football is a game that perhaps unites the world more than any other, and certainly more than any political or religious creed. Pan Pylas, chicagotribune.com, "Volgograd, the city once called Stalingrad, provides the proper perspective at World Cup," 20 June 2018

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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

noun

English Language Learners 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

creed

noun
\ ˈkrēd \

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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