creed definition

  • noun:
    • an official declaration of religious belief; a confession of faith.
    • something of belief, maxims, or viewpoints: laws and regulations banning discrimination based on battle or creed; an architectural creed that demanded simple lines.
    • whatever is believed; accepted doctrine, specially spiritual; a certain set of philosophy; any summary of axioms or views professed or adhered to.
    • A reading or statement of belief that summarizes the trust it presents; a definite summary of what is believed; a confession of faith for general public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.
    • The fact of believing; belief, belief.
    • A definite summary of what exactly is thought; esp., a summary of the articles of Christian faith; a confession of trust for public usage; esp., the one which is brief and extensive.
    • Any summary of concepts or opinions professed or followed.
    • A statement of belief on any subject, religious, political, scientific, or other; especially, a formal statement of religious belief; a “form of words, setting forth with authority certain articles of belief which are regarded by the framers as necessary for salvation, or at least for the well-being of the Christian Church” (Schaff, The Creeds of Christendom, I. i.).
    • what exactly is believed; acknowledged doctrine; specifically, religious doctrine.
    • any system of axioms or beliefs
    • the written human body of teachings of a religious group that are typically accepted by that team
  • verb:
    • to think; to credit.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to think; to credit.
  • others:
    • To credit; believe.

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