Definition of creed in English:

creed

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Pronunciation: /kriːd
 
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noun

1A system of religious belief; a faith: people of many creeds and cultures
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  • 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(s), religious persuasion, religious conviction, religious group, faith community, church; persuasion, affiliation, denomination, sect, body, following, communion, order, school, fraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood
1.1 (often the Creed) A formal statement of Christian beliefs, especially the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed: the godparents will then swear that they believe in the Creed and the Commandments
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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 principles, statement of beliefs, profession of faith; doctrine, teaching, ideology, ethic, dogma, tenet, catechism, credo; beliefs, principles, canons, articles of faith, maxims, rules, laws
1.2A set of beliefs or aims which 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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