Definitions for credenceˈkrid ns

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. credence, acceptance(noun)

    the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

    "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"

  2. credenza, credence(noun)

    a kind of sideboard or buffet

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  1. credence(Noun)

    Acceptance of a belief or claim as true, especially on the basis of evidence.

    Based on the scientific data, I give credence to this hypothesis.

  2. credence(Noun)

    Credential or supporting material for a person or claim.

    He presented us with a letter of credence.

  3. credence(Noun)

    A small table or credenza used in certain Christian religious services.

  4. credence(Verb)

    To give credence to; to believe.

  5. Origin: From credence, from credentia, from credens, present active participle of credo.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Credence(noun)

    reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence

  2. Credence(noun)

    that which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; as, a letter of credence

  3. Credence(noun)

    the small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the bread and wine are placed before being consecrated

  4. Credence(noun)

    a cupboard, sideboard, or cabinet, particularly one intended for the display of rich vessels or plate, and consisting chiefly of open shelves for that purpose

  5. Credence(verb)

    to give credence to; to believe

  6. Origin: [LL. credentia, fr. L. credens, -entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe: cf. OF. credence. See Creed, and cf. Credent, Creance.]


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