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Pronunciation:  kri'denshul

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[n]  a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

CREDENTIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: certificate, certification, credentials
 See Also: bill of health, birth certificate, card, certificate of incorporation, commission, diploma, document, identity card, military commission, papers, probate, probate will, registration, sheepskin, teacher's certificate, teaching certificate, written document



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cre*den"tial\ (kr[-e]*d[e^]n"shal), a. [Cf. It.
    credenziale, fr. LL. credentia. See {Credence}.]
    Giving a title or claim to credit or confidence; accrediting.
          Their credential letters on both sides.  --Camden.
  2. \Cre*den"tial\, n. [Cf. It. credenziale.]
    1. That which gives a title to credit or confidence.
    2. pl. Testimonials showing that a person is entitled to
       credit, or has right to exercise official power, as the
       letters given by a government to an ambassador or envoy,
       or a certificate that one is a duly elected delegate.
             The committee of estates excepted against the
             credentials of the English commissioners.
             Had they not shown undoubted credentials from the
             Divine Person who sent them on such a message.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: advocacy, advocating, advocation, affidavit, attestation, authority, authorization, bill of health, certificate, certificate of character, certificate of proficiency, certification, character, character reference, deposition, diploma, letter of introduction, navicert, notarized statement, note, patronage, recommend, recommendation, reference, sheepskin, sworn statement, testamur, testimonial, ticket, visa, vise, voucher, warrant, warranty, witness