Definitions for credenceˈkrid ns
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word credence
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
belief as to the truth of something:
to give credence to a claim.
something that establishes a claim to belief or confidence:
letter of credence.
Ref: Also called cre′dence ta`ble, credenza.
Ref: credenza (def. 1). 1
Origin of credence:
1300–50; ME < MF < ML crēdentia
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"
a kind of sideboard or buffet
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.
Credential or supporting material for a person or claim.
He presented us with a letter of credence.
A small table or credenza used in certain Christian religious services.
To give credence to; to believe.
Origin: From credence, from credentia, from credens, present active participle of credo.
reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence
that which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; as, a letter of credence
the small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the bread and wine are placed before being consecrated
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
to give credence to; to believe
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