Meaning of “credo” in the English Dictionary

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"credo" in British English

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credonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkreɪ.dəʊ/ us /ˈkriː.doʊ/ plural credos formal

Examples from literature

  • For twenty-five centuries it has been the "credo" of the profession, and in many universities it is still the formula with which men are admitted to the doctorate. 
  • The word "creed"—derived from the Latin " credo, I believe"—is, in its ecclesiastical sense, used to denote a summary or concise statement of doctrines formulated and accepted by a church. 
  • To those who love the poets most, who care most for their ideals, this little book ought to be the one indispensable book of devotion, the credo of the poetic faith. 

(Definition of “credo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"credo" in American English

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credonoun [ C ]

us /ˈkri·doʊ, ˈkreɪ-/ plural credos

a statement of basic belief:

His credo is "Less is more."

(Definition of “credo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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