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1. A buffet, sideboard, or bookcase, especially one without legs.
2. A piece of office furniture having a long flat top and usually file drawers.

[Italian, from Medieval Latin crēdentia, trust (possibly from the practice of placing food and drink on a sideboard to be tasted by a servant before being served to ensure that it contained no poison); see credence.]


(Furniture) another name for credence table
[Italian: see credence]


(krɪˈdɛn zə)

n., pl. -zas.
1. Also, credence. a sideboard or buffet, esp. one without legs.
2. a low, closed cabinet for papers, supplies, etc., in an office.
[1875–80; < Italian < Medieval Latin crēdentia credence, sideboard for sacramental vessels]


A cupboard or sideboard, typically without legs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.credenza - 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
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