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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.
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]
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]
Credenceof sewers, 1486 [from sewer‘a servant in charge of serving fingerbowls at the table‘].
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|Noun||1.||credence - 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|
credence[ˈkriːdəns] N to give credence to → dar crédito a
no pl (= belief) → Glaube m; to lend credence to something → etw glaubwürdig erscheinen lassen or machen; worthy of credence → glaubwürdig; to give or attach credence to something → einer Sache (dat) → Glauben schenken; letter of credence → Beglaubigungsschreiben nt
(Eccl: also credence table) → Kredenz f