- That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
- A reading or statement of belief that summarizes the faith it represents; a definite summary of what is believed; a confession of faith for public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.
Etymology: From credo, crede, creda, from credo "I believe", from credere "to believe"; akin to (OIr.) cretin "I believe", and (Skr.) àààààààà (raddadhmi); crat "trust" + dh "to put".
- To believe; to credit.
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