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
Origin: [LL. credentia, fr. L. credens, -entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe: cf. OF. credence. See Creed, and cf. Credent, Creance.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krē′dens, n. belief: trust: the small table beside the altar on which the bread and wine are placed before being consecrated.—n. Creden′dum, a thing to be believed, an act of faith:—pl. Credenda.—adjs. Crē′dent, easy of belief; Creden′tial, giving a title to belief or credit.—n. that which entitles to credit or confidence: (pl.) esp. the letters by which one claims confidence or authority among strangers.—ns. Credibil′ity, Cred′ibleness.—adj. Credible (kred′-), that may be believed.—adv. Cred′ibly.—n. Cred′it, belief: esteem: reputation: honour: good character: sale on trust: time allowed for payment: the side of an account on which payments received are entered: a sum placed at a person's disposal in a bank on which he may draw to its amount.—v.t. to believe: to trust: to sell or lend to on trust: to enter on the credit side of an account: to set to the credit of.—adj. Cred′itable, trustworthy: bringing credit or honour.—n. Cred′itableness.—adv. Cred′itably.—ns. Cred′itor, one to whom a debt is due:—fem. Cred′itrix; Crē′do, the Creed, or a musical setting of it for church services; Credū′lity, credulousness: disposition to believe on insufficient evidence.—adj. Cred′ulous, easy of belief: apt to believe without sufficient evidence: unsuspecting.—adv. Cred′ulously.—ns. Cred′ulousness; Creed, a summary of articles of religious belief, esp. those called the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian: any system of belief. [Fr.,—Low L. credentia—L. credent-, believing, pr.p. of credĕre.]
The numerical value of credence in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of credence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- доверие, вяраBulgarian
- creideasScottish Gaelic
- aanvaarden, geloof, bewijs, aanvaarding, aanname, ondersteuning, geloven, aanbeveling, aannemenDutch
- жертвенник, довериеRussian
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