Definitions

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  • n. Something to be believed; an article of faith.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thing to be believed; an article of faith; -- distinguished from agendum, a practical duty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In theology, something to be believed; an article of faith; a matter of belief, as distinguished from agendum, a matter of practice: usually in the plural.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Richard Dawkins, in keeping with the contemporary liberal credendum, assumes that there must be a gay gene.

    2010 April « Anglican Samizdat

  • Turks especially deride, Christ's incarnation, resurrection of the body at the last day, quod ideo credendum (saith Tertullian) quod incredible, &c. many miracles not to be controverted or disputed of.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Maxime suspiciosi, et ad pejora credendum proclives.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Tygris, et Euphrates, ab ista dimidia parte terrae circa Æquatoris circulum terrae influentes, quapropter et merito credendum videtur, exire de eodem fonte et alia quatuor flumina irrigantia terram oppositam, quae est circa alteram dimidiam partem circuli

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Upon all these occasions the world seems to have embraced a maxim of our law, viz., cuicunque in arte sua perito credendum est8: for it seems perhaps difficult to conceive that any one should have had enough of impudence to lay down dogmatical rules in any art or science without the least foundation.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Tygris, et Euphrates, ab ista dimidia parte terrae circa è‹¢uatoris circulum terrae influentes, quapropter et merito credendum videtur, exire de eodem fonte et alia quatuor flumina irrigantia terram oppositam, quae est circa alteram dimidiam partem circuli

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Qui tamen non de Patre procedit in Filium, et de Filio procedit ad sanctificandam creaturam, sicut quidam male intelligentes credendum esse putabant, sed simul de utroque procedit.

    Pneumatologia

  • Filio procedit ad sanctificandam creaturam, sicut quidam male intelligentes credendum esse putabant, sed simul de utroque procedit.

    Pneumatologia

  • * Externae igitur omnes et humanae persuasiones non sunt satis ad credendum, quantumcunque ab hominibus competenter ea quae sunt fidei proponantur; sed necessaria est insuper causa interior, hoc est, divinum quoddam lumen, incitans ad credendum, et oculi quidam interiores Dei beneficio ad videndum dati: [5498] 1

    Pneumatologia

  • * Id statuendum est, authoritatem humanam et incitamenta omnia illa praedicta, sive alia quaecunque adhibita ab eo qui proponit fidem, non esse sufficientes causas ad credendum ut credere tenemur; sed praeterea opus esse interiori causa efficiente, id est, Dei speciali auxilio moventis ad credendum: [5529] 1

    Pneumatologia

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  • "In theology, something to be believed; an article of faith; a matter of belief, as distinguished from agendum, a matter of practice: usually in the plural."
    --Century Dictionary

    April 7, 2011