Definition of credo in English:

credo

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Pronunciation: /ˈkriːdəʊ
 
, ˈkreɪ-/

noun (plural credos)

  • 1A statement of the beliefs or aims which guide someone’s actions: he announced his credo in his first editorial
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    • When does less than full belief in a professed credo become actionable fraud if one is soliciting gifts or legacies?
    • Their mission statements read like political manifestos rather than educational credos.
    • Your credo can guide you, but you cannot magically make it your mother's guiding principle as well.
  • 1.1 (Credo) A creed of the Christian Church in Latin.
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    • There, he advises that someone should recite the Credo continuously for a dying person, which was the customary practice of his fellow friars.
    • The Mass omits the Credo and takes as its central point, the Holy Eucharist as narrated in the story of Christ's meeting with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
    • Moreover, in the same paragraph, he describes the Credo as the central ‘confession of faith’ when he surely means ‘profession of faith’.
  • 1.2 (Credo) A musical setting of the Nicene Creed, typically as part of a mass: the Credo of Bach’s B minor Mass
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    • It includes mass movements (all Glorias or Credos), motets, and a variety of secular songs in French and Italian.
    • As with the old Missa Brevis, so too nowadays it's not strictly necessary to set the Credo to fresh music.
    • The first note, F, sung by the tenor in bars 1 and 2, in this instance personifying the final note of the chanson's tenor, prefigures the opening F of the cantus firmus in bar 15 of the Credo.

Origin

Middle English: Latin, 'I believe'. Compare with creed.

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