credence definition

  • noun:
    • Acceptance as true or legitimate; belief. See Synonyms at belief.
    • Claim to acceptance; dependability.
    • advice; credentials: a letter of credence.
    • a little dining table or shelf for holding the loaves of bread, wine, and vessels associated with Eucharist when they are not being used at the altar.
    • recognition of a belief or claim as true, specifically on such basis as research.
    • Credential or promoting product for a person or claim.
    • a tiny table or credenza used in specific Christian spiritual solutions.
    • Reliance associated with head on evidence of realities produced by various other sources than individual understanding; belief; credit; self-confidence.
    • what offers a claim to credit, belief, or confidence.
    • The small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the breads and wine are placed before being consecrated.
    • A cupboard, sideboard, or closet, particularly one designed for the display of wealthy vessels or dish, and consisting mainly of open shelves for the purpose.
    • Belief; credit; reliance for the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than individual knowledge, as from testimony of other people.
    • what gives a claim to credit, belief, or self-confidence; qualifications: now made use of just when you look at the expression page of credence (a paper designed to commend the bearer into self-confidence of a third individual).
    • Some act or procedure of testing the character or character of food before serving it, as a precaution against poison, formerly practised in royal or noble households.
    • In medieval times, a side-table or side-board where the food had been placed become tasted before providing; thus, in later use, a cupboard or pantry when it comes to display of plate, etc.
    • Eccles., when you look at the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, a little dining table, slab, or shelf against the wall of sanctuary or chancel, close to the epistle region of the altar (regarding right of 1 facing it).
    • a type of sideboard or buffet
    • the psychological mindset that something is believable and may be acknowledged as true
  • verb:
    • To give credence to; to think.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To give credence to; to think.
  • others:
    • To give credence to; think.

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