Apostles' creed

Apostles' creed
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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  • Apostles' Creed — a creed, dating back to about A.D. 400, traditionally ascribed to Christ s apostles and having widespread acceptance in the Christian church. It begins I believe in God the Father Almighty. * * * ▪ Christianity also called  Apostolicum,         a …   Universalium

  • Apostles' creed — Apostle A*pos tle, n. [OE. apostle, apostel, postle, AS. apostol, L. apostolus, fr. Gr. ? messenger, one sent forth or away, fr. ? to send off or away; ? from + ? to send; akin to G. stellen to set, E. stall: cf. F. ap[^o]tre, Of. apostre,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apostles' Creed —    This term (from the Greek apostolos, meaning messenger, and the Latin credo, meaning I believe ) is aprofession of faith or statement of Christian belief; the Apostles Creed developed from the baptismal creed of the ancientchurch of Rome and… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Apostles'Creed — A·pos·tles Creed (ə pŏsʹəlz) n. A Christian creed traditionally ascribed to the 12 Apostles and used typically in public worship services in the West. * * * …   Universalium

  • Apostles' Creed — Apos′tles Creed′ n. rel a creed dating from about a.d. 500, traditionally ascribed to Christ s apostles and beginning with “I believe in God the Father Almighty.” …   From formal English to slang

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