Nicene Creed

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Ni·cene Creed

 (nī′sēn′, nī-sēn′)
n. Christianity
A formal statement of doctrine of the Christian faith adopted at the Council of Nicaea in ad 325 to defend orthodoxy from Arianism and expanded in later councils.

Nicene Creed

n
1. (Theology) the formal summary of Christian beliefs promulgated at the first council of Nicaea in 325 ad
2. (Theology) a longer formulation of Christian beliefs authorized at the council of Constantinople in 381, and now used in most Christian liturgies

Ni′cene Creed′


n.
1. a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council.
2. a later creed of similar form accepted generally throughout Christendom.
[1560–70]
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Noun1.Nicene Creed - (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
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Of the 250-300 bishops present, only a few opposed the Nicaean Creed as it was formulated.