[ kreed-ns ]
/ ˈkrid ns /
belief as to the truth of something: to give credence to a claim.
something giving a claim to belief or confidence: letter of credence.
Also called credence table, credenza. Ecclesiastical. a small side table, shelf, or niche for holding articles used in the Eucharist service.
Furniture. credenza(def 1).
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Origin of credence
Related formsnon·cre·dence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for credence table (1 of 2)
a small sideboard, originally one at which food was tasted for poison before serving
Christianity a small table or ledge on which the bread, wine, etc, are placed before being consecrated in the Eucharist
British Dictionary definitions for credence table (2 of 2)
/ (ˈkriːdəns) /
acceptance or belief, esp with regard to the truth of the evidence of othersI cannot give credence to his account
something supporting a claim to belief; recommendation; credential (esp in the phrase letters of credence)
short for credence table
Word Origin for credence
C14: from Medieval Latin crēdentia trust, credit, from Latin crēdere to believe
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