verb (used with object), cre·den·tialed, cre·den·tial·ing or especially British cre·den·tialled, cre·den·tial·ling.
- credence table,
Origin of credential
Examples from the Web for credential
At one point in time, there was a code of conduct: creed and credential.CeeLo and Goodie Mob on Their Comeback, Kanye West’s ‘Emotional Problems,’ More|Marlow Stern|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Students with more experience do better--but need the credential less.
Especially to the extent that this helps drive a lot of additional spending on said credential.
Now, of course, I don't think that education is only a credential.
The credential of having a lot of Washington, D.C., experience is not “a calling card” among voters any more.How Mitt Romney Can Defeat Rick Santorum for GOP Nomination|Ben Jacobs|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In some towns the credential is that the family shall employ a "hired girl."Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
When the convention assembles for the second session, the first business is the report of the credential committee.Citizenship|Emma Guy Cromwell
If my onion is good as a credential, I'll accept the invitation gladly.Options|O. Henry
Beauty of itself is not a credential—rather it is an object of suspicion, unless it goes with intellect.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers|Elbert Hubbard
Somebody said he was in the hall a moment ago, on a Ripton credential.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
Word Origin for credential
"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).