Students with more experience do better--but need the credential less.
The credential of having a lot of Washington, D.C., experience is not “a calling card” among voters any more.
Carter cited his Southern roots as a credential for recognizing—and talking about—racism.
Especially to the extent that this helps drive a lot of additional spending on said credential.
At one point in time, there was a code of conduct: creed and credential.
“Your visitor will present to you the missing half of the enclosed card as credential,” he wrote.
The only credential he could produce was the testimony of his whole life.
Underneath was written in characters beautifully symmetrical: "The old maid's credential card."
The unuttered utterance is his credential, to be restored to the Bestower of it.
James Jerome Hill has one credential, at least, to greatness—he was born in a log house.
"that which entitles to credit," 1756, probably a back-formation from credentials. Earlier in English as an adjective, "confirming, corroborating" (late 15c.). As a verb, "provide with credentials," by 1828 (implied in dredentialed).