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

  • noun A creed.
  • noun The Apostles' Creed.
  • noun The Nicene Creed, especially as the third item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass.
  • noun The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The creed in the service of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
  • noun A musical setting of the creed, usually in canon or fugue form. It comes between the Gloria and the Sanctus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The creed, as sung or read in the Roman Catholic church.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A belief system.

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

  • noun any system of principles or beliefs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, the Apostles' Creed, from Latin crēdō, I believe (the first word of the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed), first person sing. present tense of crēdere, to believe; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin crēdō ("I believe"); see creed.

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