Creed 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. [1913 Webster]

In the Protestant system the creed is not co["o]rdinate with, but always subordinate to, the Bible. --Schaff-Herzog Encyc. [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. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Apostles' creed}, {Athanasian creed}, {Nicene creed}. See under {Apostle}, {Athanasian}, {Nicene}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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