from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A formal statement of doctrine of the Christian faith adopted at the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 to defend orthodoxy from Arianism and expanded in later councils.

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  • proper noun The first official creed of the early Christian church, stating the basic tenets of the Christian faith, including the nature of the Holy Trinity

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  • noun (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded


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Named after the council of Nicaea in 325, called by the Emperor Constantine I to settle the question of the nature of Christ.



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