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.
In the Protestant system the creed is not coordinate with, but always subordinate to, the Bible. --Schaff-Herzog Encyc.
2. Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed. --Shak.
Apostles' creed, Athanasian creed, Nicene creed. See under Apostle, Athanasian, Nicene.
Creed, v. t. To believe; to credit. [Obs.]
That part which is so creeded by the people. --Milton.
n 1: any system of principles or beliefs [syn: credo]
2: the written body of teachings of a religious group that are
generally accepted by that group [syn: religious doctrine,
church doctrine, gospel]