Definitions for: Creed

[n] any system of principles or beliefs
[n] the body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

Webster (1913) Definition: Creed (kr[=e]d), n. [OE. credo, crede, AS. creda, fr. L.
credo I believe, at the beginning of the Apostles' creed, fr.
credere to believe; akin to OIr. cretim I believe, and Skr.
[,c]raddadh[=a]mi; [,c]rat trust + dh[=a] to put. See Do,
v. t., and cf. Credo, Grant.]
1. A definite summary of what is believed; esp., a summary of
the articles of Christian faith; a confession of faith for
public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.

In the Protestant system the creed is not
co["o]rdinate with, but always subordinate to, the
Bible. --Schaff-Herzog

2. Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered

I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed.

Apostles' creed, Athanasian creed, Nicene creed. See
under Apostle, Athanasian, Nicene.

Creed, v. t.
To believe; to credit. [Obs.]

That part which is so creeded by the people. --Milton.

Synonyms: church doctrine, credo, gospel, religious doctrine

See Also: Athanasian Creed, doctrine, doctrine, dogma, Immaculate Conception, Incarnation, ism, ism, Nicene Creed, philosophy, philosophy, real presence, school of thought, school of thought, tenet, testament

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