creed

Part of speech: noun

A formal summary of religious belief; doctrine.

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Usage examples "creed":

  1. It becomes part of a political creed. - "German Problems and Personalities", Charles Sarolea.
  2. I go to church and say over the creed and ask myself what it means, and feel the same way when I come out- or worse!" - "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
  3. In him, more than in most men of letters, the critic resembled the creative writer, and though the critical temperament seems to show itself but rarely in his romances, we find that the characteristic absence of precise and conscious art is itself in harmony with his critical creed. - "Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature", Margaret Ball.