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cre·do

 (krē′dō, krā′-)
n. pl. cre·dos
1. A creed.
2. Credo
a. The Apostles' Creed.
b. The Nicene Creed, especially as the third item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass.
c. The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.

[Middle English, the Apostles' Creed, from Latin crēdō, I believe (the first word of the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed), first person sing. present tense of crēdere, to believe; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

credo

(ˈkriːdəʊ; ˈkreɪ-)
n, pl -dos
any formal or authorized statement of beliefs, principles, or opinions

Credo

(ˈkriːdəʊ; ˈkreɪ-)
n, pl -dos
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed
2. (Music, other) a musical setting of the Creed
[C12: from Latin, literally: I believe; first word of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds]

cre•do

(ˈkri doʊ, ˈkreɪ-)

n., pl. -dos.
1. (often cap.) the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed.
2. any creed or formula of belief.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Latin: literally, I believe; first word of the Apostles' and Nicene creeds]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.credo - any system of principles or beliefscredo - any system of principles or beliefs
testament - a profession of belief; "he stated his political testament"
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Athanasian Creed - a Christian profession of faith
Translations

credo

[ˈkreɪdəʊ] Ncredo m

credo

[ˈkreɪdəʊ ˈkriːdəʊ] n (= creed) → credo m

credo

n (lit, fig)Kredo nt, → Credo nt, → Glaubensbekenntnis nt
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You have already interrupted one pater, two aves, and a credo, which I, miserable sinner that I am, should, according to my vow, have said before moonrise.
He only feels confident that you will do it," said Dorothea, in a voice as clear and unhesitating as that of a young chorister chanting a credo, "because you mean to enter Parliament as a member who cares for the improvement of the people, and one of the first things to be made better is the state of the land and the laborers.
He then asked for some vial to pour it into, and as there was not one in the inn, he decided on putting it into a tin oil-bottle or flask of which the host made him a free gift; and over the flask he repeated more than eighty paternosters and as many more ave-marias, salves, and credos, accompanying each word with a cross by way of benediction, at all which there were present Sancho, the innkeeper, and the cuadrillero; for the carrier was now peacefully engaged in attending to the comfort of his mules.
One thousand Aves and as many Credos, said standing with arms outstretched before the shrine of the Virgin, may help thee to remember that the Creator hath given us two ears and but one mouth, as a token that there is twice the work for the one as for the other.
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