Definition of creed
- the Nicene Creed
- Never settle for mediocrity is his creed.
- —Jill Lieber
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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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a statement of the basic beliefs of a religion
: an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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