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Noun creed has 2 senses

1.  creed(n = noun.cognition) credo - any system of principles or beliefs;
is a kind of doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
has particulars: testament, athanasian creed
Derived forms adjective credal1, adjective creedal1

2.  creed(n = noun.communication) church doctrine, gospel, religious doctrine - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group;
is a kind of doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
has particulars: original sin, confession, ahimsa, dogma, tenet, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, immaculate conception, immaculate conception of the virgin mary, incarnation, nicene creed, real presence
Derived forms adjective credal1, adjective creedal1


creed, 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. ; trust + dh 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. [1913 Webster]
"In the Protestant system the creed is not coördinate with, but always subordinate to, the Bible." [1913 Webster]

2.  Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to. [1913 Webster]
"I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed." [1913 Webster]

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

creed, v. t.

   To believe; to credit. [1913 Webster]
"That part which is so creeded by the people." [1913 Webster]


creed, n.
1 a set of principles or opinions, esp. as a philosophy of life (his creed is moderation in everything).
2 a (often the Creed) = Apostles' Creed (see APOSTLE). b a brief formal summary of Christian doctrine (cf. NICENE CREED, Athanasian Creed). c the Creed as part of the Mass.

credal adj. creedal adj.

OE creda f. L CREDO



N  theology (natural and revealed), theogony, theosophy, divinity, hagiology, hagiography, Caucasian mystery, monotheism, religion, religious persuasion, religious sect, religious denomination, creed, article of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faith, confession of faith, theologue, theologian, scholastic, divine, schoolman, canonist, theologist, the Fathers, theological, religious, denominational, sectarian.


N  belief, credence, credit, assurance, faith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation, dependence on, reliance on, persuasion, conviction, convincement, plerophory, self- conviction, certainty, opinion, mind, view, conception, thinking, impression, surmise, conclusion, tenet, dogma, principle, way of thinking, popular belief, firm belief, implicit belief, settled belief, fixed rooted deep- rooted belief, staunch belief, unshaken belief, steadfast belief, inveterate belief, calm belief, sober belief, dispassionate belief, impartial belief, well-founded belief, firm opinion, implicit opinion, settled opinion, fixed rooted deep-rooted opinion, staunch opinion, unshaken opinion, steadfast opinion, inveterate opinion, calm opinion, sober opinion, dispassionate opinion, impartial opinion, well-founded opinion, uberrima fides, system of opinions, school, doctrine, articles, canons, article of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faith, tenets, credenda, creed, thirty-nine articles, catechism, assent, propaganda, credibility, believing, certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure, satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure, under the impression, impressed with, imbued with, penetrated with, confiding, suspectless, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, void of suspicion, credulous, wedded to, believed, accredited, putative, unsuspected, worthy of, deserving of, commanding belief, credible, reliable, trustworthy, to be depended on, satisfactory, probably, fiducial, fiduciary, persuasive, impressive, relating to belief, doctrinal, in the opinion of, in the eyes of, me judice, meseems, methinks, to the best of one's belief, I dare say, I doubt not, I have no doubt, I am sure, sure enough, depend upon, rely upon it, be assured, rest assured, I'll warrant you, experto crede, fata viam invenient, Justitiae soror incorrupta Fides, live to explain thy doctrine by thy life, stands not within the prospect of belief, tarde quae credita laedunt credimus, vide et crede.


athanasian creed, nicene creed