The definition of a credo is a statement or system of beliefs or guiding principles.
Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you is an example of a credo.
- the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed, both of which (in Latin) begin with credo
- a musical setting for either of these
Origin of credoMiddle English ; from L, I believe: see creed
- A creed.
- Credoa. The Apostles' Creed.b. The Nicene Creed, especially as the third item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass.c. The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.
Origin of credoMiddle English, the Apostles' Creed, from Latin crēdō, I believe (the first word of the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed), first person sing. present tense of crēdere, to believe; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
- A belief system.