Is there anything Zarif could do to forfeit his credentials as a “moderate”?
According to Iskandar, “he suddenly became a major figure without the credentials.”
Leslie H. Gelb arguably has the most extensive “establishment” credentials of our time.
First, his credentials: He did international mergers and acquisitions at Lazard, a financial and asset management firm.
After presenting her credentials and informing me of my rights, she suggested we proceed.
It is thus that I have seen it stated in the credentials granted to the said Fleuche, first Patriarch of those lands.
These credentials would have been sufficient had it not been for the evidence of the peasant.
Upon the call of Counties by the Secretary the delegates presented their credentials and took their seats.
Have you any credentials—anything at all by which we can identify you?
Have I–er–left anything unsaid in presenting my credentials to you this morning?
"letters entitling the bearer to certain credit or confidence," 1670s, from Medieval Latin credentialis, from credentia (see credence). Probably immediately as a shortening of letters credential (1520s, with French word order); earlier was letter of credence (mid-14c.).
"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).