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CREED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does creed mean? 

CREED (noun)
  The noun CREED has 2 senses:

1. any system of principles or beliefs
2. the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

  Familiarity information: CREED used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREED (noun)


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Meaning:

Any system of principles or beliefs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

credo; creed

Hypernyms ("creed" is a kind of...):

doctrine; ism; philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "creed"):

testament (a profession of belief)

Athanasian Creed (a Christian profession of faith)


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Meaning:

The written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

church doctrine; religious doctrine; creed; gospel

Hypernyms ("creed" is a kind of...):

doctrine; ism; philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "creed"):

Nicene Creed ((Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded)

Incarnation ((Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ)

Immaculate Conception; Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary ((Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived)

ecumenicalism; ecumenicism; ecumenism ((Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity)

dogma; tenet (a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof)

ahimsa (a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence)

confession (a document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century))

original sin (a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam)

real presence ((Christianity) the Christian doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist)


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