- 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.
- 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 of creedMiddle 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 + an unverified form dhē-, to place, do
- 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 of creedMiddle English crede, from Old English crēda, from Latin crēdō, I believe; see Credo .
- That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
- A reading or statement of belief that summarizes the faith it represents; a definite summary of what is believed; a confession of faith for public use; especially, one which is brief and comprehensive.
- (rare) The fact of believing; belief, faith.
(third-person singular simple present creeds, present participle creeding, simple past and past participle creeded)