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4 definitions found
 for Creed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Creed \Creed\, v. t.
     To believe; to credit. [Obs.]
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           That part which is so creeded by the people. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              In the Protestant system the creed is not coordinate
              with, but always subordinate to, the Bible.
                                                    --Schaff-Herzog
                                                    Encyc.
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     2. Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered
        to.
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              I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed.
                                                    --Shak.
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     Apostles' creed, Athanasian creed, Nicene creed. See
        under Apostle, Athanasian, Nicene.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  creed
      n 1: any system of principles or beliefs [syn: creed, credo]
      2: the written body of teachings of a religious group that are
         generally accepted by that group [syn: religious doctrine,
         church doctrine, gospel, creed]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "creed":
     Athanasian Creed, Catechism, Nicene Creed, Weltanschauung,
     affirmance, affirmation, allegation, announcement, annunciation,
     articles of faith, articles of religion, assertion, asseveration,
     averment, avouchment, avowal, belief, catechism, church, communion,
     conclusion, connection, course, credenda, credo, cult, declaration,
     denomination, dictum, doctrinal statement, doctrine, dogma,
     enunciation, faith, formulated belief, gospel, guiding principles,
     ideology, ipse dixit, ism, line, manifesto, orthodoxy, persuasion,
     plan of action, platform, policy, political faith,
     political philosophy, polity, position, position paper,
     positive declaration, predicate, predication, principles,
     procedure, proclamation, profession, pronouncement, proposition,
     protest, protestation, religion, religious belief, religious faith,
     say, say-so, saying, school, sect, stance, stand, statement,
     system of belief, system of beliefs, teaching, tenet, theology,
     tradition, utterance, vouch, weltanschauung, word, world view
  
  

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