Definition of creed in English:

creed

Syllabification: creed
Pronunciation: /krēd
 
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noun

1A system of Christian or other religious belief; a faith: people of many creeds and cultures
More example sentences
  • While we respect religious creeds, spiritual leaders and church councils, none of these can bind our consciences or force us to believe or observe anything outside of Bible truth.
  • Historically, creeds have developed whenever religions migrate from their homelands.
  • You are intolerant of other races, creeds and religions.
Synonyms
faith, religion, religious belief, religious persuasion, church, denomination, sect
1.1 (often the Creed) A formal statement of Christian beliefs, especially the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed.
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  • Parts of the Apostles' Creed are found in Christian writings dating to the second century.
  • These include belief in the Creed of the Apostles and adherence to the doctrine of papal infallibility.
  • The implications of the Creed for Christians in the postmodern era are staggering.
Synonyms
system of belief, set of beliefs, beliefs, principles, articles of faith, ideology, credo, doctrine, teaching, dogma, tenets, canons
1.2A set of beliefs or aims that guide someone’s actions: liberalism was more than a political creed
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  • These are voices that represent all world views and political creeds.
  • Socialism, too, has virtually disappeared, so that liberals and conservatives are seeking a counter-image to contrast to their own political creeds.
  • Surely there must be more subtle and effective ways to win people over to your political creed.

Origin

Old English, from Latin credo.

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