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cre·dence

 (krēd′ns)
n.
1.
a. Acceptance as true or valid; belief: I wouldn't put too much credence in that story. See Synonyms at belief.
b. Credibility; plausibility: "A number of other details ... lend credence to her account" (Jane Mayer).
2. Recommendation; credentials: a letter of credence.
3. A small table or shelf for holding the bread, wine, and vessels of the Eucharist when they are not in use at the altar.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin crēdentia, from Latin crēdēns, crēdent-, present participle of crēdere, to believe; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

credence

(ˈkriːdəns)
n
1. acceptance or belief, esp with regard to the truth of the evidence of others: I cannot give credence to his account.
2. something supporting a claim to belief; recommendation; credential (esp in the phrase letters of credence)
3. (Furniture) short for credence table
[C14: from Medieval Latin crēdentia trust, credit, from Latin crēdere to believe]

cre•dence

(ˈkrid ns)

n.
1. belief as to the truth of something: to give credence to a claim.
2. something that establishes a claim to belief or confidence: letter of credence.
3. Also called cre′dence ta`ble, credenza. a small side table for holding articles used in the Eucharist service.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin crēdentia]

Credence

 of sewers, 1486 [from sewer‘a servant in charge of serving fingerbowls at the table‘].
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.credence - the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as truecredence - 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"
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
fatalism - a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
recognition - an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid; "the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States"
2.credence - a kind of sideboard or buffet
buffet, sideboard, counter - a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

credence

noun
1. credibility, credit, plausibility, believability Further studies are needed to lend credence to this notion.
2. belief, trust, confidence, faith, acceptance, assurance, certainty, dependence, reliance Seismologists give this idea little credence.

credence

noun
Mental acceptance of the truth or actuality of something:
Translations
uskottavuus
信任

credence

[ˈkriːdəns] N to give credence todar crédito a

credence

[ˈkriːdəns] ncroyance f, foi f
to give credence to sth (= believe) → ajouter foi à qch
to lend credence to sth, to give credence to sth (= support) → rendre qch plus crédible

credence

n
no pl (= belief)Glaube m; to lend credence to somethingetw glaubwürdig erscheinen lassen or machen; worthy of credenceglaubwürdig; to give or attach credence to somethingeiner Sache (dat)Glauben schenken; letter of credenceBeglaubigungsschreiben nt
(Eccl: also credence table) → Kredenz f

credence

[ˈkriːdns] ncredenza, fede f
References in classic literature ?
For our own part, we allow them just as little credence as to that other fable of the skeleton hand which the lieutenant- governor was said to have seen at the Colonel's throat, but which vanished away, as he advanced farther into the room.
And I should be false and base if I did not tell you, whether it is acceptable to you or no, and whether you are inclined to give credence to it or no, that you deeply wrong both Mr.
It did not occur to Lothario that this man he had seen issuing at such an untimely hour from Anselmo's house could have entered it on Leonela's account, nor did he even remember there was such a person as Leonela; all he thought was that as Camilla had been light and yielding with him, so she had been with another; for this further penalty the erring woman's sin brings with it, that her honour is distrusted even by him to whose overtures and persuasions she has yielded; and he believes her to have surrendered more easily to others, and gives implicit credence to every suspicion that comes into his mind.
Signor Pastrini," returned Franz, "you are more susceptible than Cassandra, who was a prophetess, and yet no one believed her; while you, at least, are sure of the credence of half your audience.
The tale, however, towards the close of their lengthened lives, did not meet with the full credence that had been accorded to it by those who remembered the ancient lustre of the gem.
Evil had never yet existed; and sorrow, misfortune, crime, were mere shadows which the mind fancifully created for itself, as a shelter against too sunny realities; or, at most, but prophetic dreams to which the dreamer himself did not yield a waking credence.
This was the man who so diligently read the Moniteur, giving a religious credence to all it contained.
Lord Lundie's at Credence Green now--he spends his holidays there.
They quivered and trembled and writhed as though they were still in torment, a supposition to which the unending scream gave a horrible credence.
Only thus may we carry the truth to those without, and though the likelihood of our narrative being given credence is, I grant you, remote, so wedded are mortals to their stupid infatuation for impossible superstitions, we should be craven cowards indeed were we to shirk the plain duty which confronts us.
Now, I - I, also - I, here present - incontestably, I - am going to write an order to which I am certain you will give credence, incredulous as you are
When Tarzan of the Apes finally reached the edge of the meadowland where Smith-Oldwick's plane had landed, he took in the entire scene in one quick glance and grasped the situation, although he could scarce give credence to the things he saw.