Credo definition

krēdō, krā-
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A creed.
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A belief system.
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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.

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The Apostles' Creed.
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The Nicene Creed, especially as the third item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass.
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The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.
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The Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed, both of which (in Latin) begin with credo.
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A musical setting for either of these.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
credo
Plural:
credos

Origin of credo

  • Middle 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 kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin crēdō (“I believe”); see creed.

    From Wiktionary