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Meaning of CREDENCE

Pronunciation:  'kreedns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a kind of sideboard or buffet
  2. [n]  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"

CREDENCE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: acceptance, credenza
 See Also: attitude, buffet, counter, mental attitude, sideboard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cre"dence\ (kr[=e]"dens), n. [LL. credentia, fr. L.
    credens, -entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe: cf. OF.
    credence. See {Creed}, and cf. {Credent}, {Creance}.]
    1. Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from
       other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit;
             To give credence to the Scripture miracles.
             An assertion which might easily find credence.
    2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence;
       as, a letter of credence.
    3. (Eccl.) The small table by the side of the altar or
       communion table, on which the bread and wine are placed
       before being consecrated.
    4. 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.
  2. \Cre"dence\, v. t.
    To give credence to; to believe. [Obs.]
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