from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.
- n. A system of belief, principles, or opinions: laws banning discrimination on the basis of race or creed; an architectural creed that demanded simple lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
- n. 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; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.
- n. The fact of believing; belief, faith.
- v. To believe; to credit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
- transitive v. To believe; to credit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To credit; believe.
- n. 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.).
- n. What is believed; accepted doctrine; especially, religious doctrine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any system of principles or beliefs
- n. the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
There are no political solutions for an Army of God, creatures who exist for the misery of others, their creed is the destruction of all that is good and pure.
Forgive me if my linguistic assumption is incorrect, but the word creed comes from the Latin "credo" or some form of the word.
When men get together, and make what they call a creed, the supposition is that they then say as nearly as possible what they mean and what they believe.
Castle. now my Goddess shall be Common Sense — she has no mysteries & her creed is a comprehensible one.
Good Samaritan, Jesus pointed out that religious creed is secondary to the actual practice of love.
One of the finest examples of the American creed is the failed effort to become a citizen by Norman Asing in the 1850s.
The Cindy creed is Celebrate your strength – Embrace your future – Be extraordinary.
Damnation for a new party chief whose "only creed is expediency" from Simon Heffer?
The libertard creed is to take care of the people that their support of the NEA has made stupid so they will continue to for for them.
In the best case a human creed is only an approximate and relatively correct exposition of revealed truth, and may be improved by the progressive knowledge of the Church, while the Bible remains perfect and infallible. ...
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