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NOUN (1)

1. a Christian profession of faith;


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. [1913 Webster] In the Protestant system the creed is not coordinate with, but always subordinate to, the Bible. --Schaff-Herzog Encyc. [1913 Webster] 2. Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to. [1913 Webster] I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Apostles' creed, Athanasian creed, Nicene creed. See under Apostle, Athanasian, Nicene. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Athanasian \Ath`a*na"sian\ (?; 277), a. Of or pertaining to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria in the 4th century. [1913 Webster] Athanasian creed, a formulary, confession, or exposition of faith, formerly supposed to have been drawn up by Athanasius; but this opinion is now rejected, and the composition is ascribed by some to Hilary, bishop of Arles (5th century). It is a summary of what was called the orthodox faith. [1913 Webster]