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creed


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Creed  \Creed\,  v.  t. 
  To  believe;  to  credit.  [Obs.] 
 
  That  part  which  is  so  creeded  by  the  people.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Creed  \Creed\  (kr[=e]d),  n.  [OE.  credo,  crede,  AS  creda,  fr  L. 
  credo  I  believe,  at  the  beginning  of  the  Apostles'  creed,  fr 
  credere  to  believe;  akin  to  OIr.  cretim  I  believe,  and  Skr. 
  [,c]raddadh[=a]mi;  [,c]rat  trust  +  dh[=a]  to  put  See  {Do}, 
  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Credo},  {Grant}.] 
  1.  A  definite  summary  of  what  is  believed;  esp.,  a  summary  of 
  the  articles  of  Christian  faith;  a  confession  of  faith  for 
  public  use  esp.,  one  which  is  brief  and  comprehensive. 
 
  In  the  Protestant  system  the  creed  is  not 
  co["o]rdinate  with  but  always  subordinate  to  the 
  Bible.  --Schaff-Herzog 
  Encyc. 
 
  2.  Any  summary  of  principles  or  opinions  professed  or  adhered 
  to 
 
  I  love  him  not  nor  fear  him  there's  my  creed. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Apostles'  creed},  {Athanasian  creed},  {Nicene  creed}.  See 
  under  {Apostle},  {Athanasian},  {Nicene}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  creed 
  n  1:  any  system  of  principles  or  beliefs  [syn:  {credo}] 
  2:  the  body  of  teachings  of  a  religious  group  that  are 
  generally  accepted  by  that  group  [syn:  {religious  doctrine}, 
  {church  doctrine},  {gospel}] 




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