- Def: Creed 1. any system, doctrine, or formula of religious belief, as of a denomination; 2. any system or codification of belief or of opinion; 3. an authoritative, formulated statement of the chief articles of Christian belief, as the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, or the Athanasian Creed; 4. A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith;
- Origin: bef. 1000; ME crede, OE créda < L crédō I believe; see credo;
- Synonyms: faith, conviction, credo, dogma.