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1. Deserving of often limited praise or commendation: The student made a creditable effort on the essay.
2. Worthy of belief: a creditable story.
3. Deserving of commercial credit; creditworthy: a creditable customer.
4. Capable of being assigned.

cred′it·a·bil′i·ty, cred′it·a·ble·ness n.
cred′it·a·bly adv.
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