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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