Definitions for credenceˈkrid ns

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Jean Nathan:

    The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.

  2. James McLelland:

    We are not giving any credence to honor, but approach it as capital murder. Whatever the motivation was, is for him to explain. The end result is the same.

  3. Kristin Hammersmith:

    This paper kind of puts together what the level of evidence is for this being a good modality, but the kind of randomized control trials we’re taught to really give a lot of credence to in medicine don’t exist for punctal plugs… probably because people have used them for a long time, they seem to work and it hasn’t been too exciting for individuals or industries to sponsor big randomized control trials comparing this to not using plugs.

  4. Kristin Hammersmith:

    This paper kind of puts together what the level of evidence is for this being a good modality, but the kind of randomized control trials we ’re taught to really give a lot of credence to in medicine do n’t exist for punctal plugs … probably because people have used them for a long time, they seem to work and it has n’t been too exciting for individuals or industries to sponsor big randomized control trials comparing this to not using plugs.

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