- The definition of a creed is a belief, particularly a religious one.
An example of creed is faith in the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
creed definition by Webster's New World
- a brief statement of religious belief; confession of faith
- a specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
- any set of beliefs or principles
Origin: Middle English crede ; from Old English creda ; from Classical Latin credo, literally , I believe (; from credere, to trust, believe ; from Indo-European an unverified form kred-dhē-, to attribute magic power to, believe ; from base an unverified form red-, magic power of a thing plush an unverified form dhē-, to place, do
- creedal adjective
creed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.
- A system of belief, principles, or opinions: laws banning discrimination on the basis of race or creed; an architectural creed that demanded simple lines.
Origin: Middle English crede, from Old English crēda, from Latin crēdō, I believe; see Credo .
creed - Phrases/Idioms