- Usually credentials. evidence of authority, status, rights, entitlement to privileges, or the like, usually in written form: Only those with the proper credentials are admitted.
- anything that provides the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.
- to grant credentials to, especially educational and professional ones: She has been credentialed to teach math.
- providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.
Origin of credential
Examples from the Web for credentialed
Then a little consortium of people in the psychedelic community—especially the most credentialed ones—presented their evidence.Psychedelics Are Ready for a Comeback
September 8, 2014
The credentialed overclass centered in Washington and the universities despises people without elite educations.The New Heat Center
January 19, 2009
The press should have reported every time Sarah Palin refused to meet with credentialed members of the media.Dear Journalists: Stop Screwing Up
November 11, 2008
Identification card: An applicant requesting relief would be referred to a credentialed volunteer relief committee.The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons
William Z. Foster
- something that entitles a person to confidence, authority, etc
- (plural) a letter or certificate giving evidence of the bearer's identity or competence
- entitling one to confidence, authority, etc
Word Origin and History for credentialed
"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).