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credential

[ kri-den-shuhl ]
/ kr瑟藞d蓻n 蕛蓹l /
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Definition of credential

noun
Usually credentials.
  1. evidence of authority, status, rights, entitlement to privileges, or the like, usually in written form: Only those with the proper credentials are admitted.
  2. Digital Technology. information that identifies an account and keeps it secure, as username and password: The IT department assigns temporary system credentials to new employees.
anything that provides the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.
verb (used with object), cre路den路tialed, cre路den路tial路ing or especially British cre路den路tialled, cre路den路tial路ling.
to grant credentials to, especially educational and professional ones: She has been credentialed to teach math.
adjective
providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.
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Origin of credential

First recorded in 1425鈥75; late Middle English credencial, from Medieval Latin cr膿denti(a);see credence, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM credential

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British Dictionary definitions for credential

credential
/ (kr瑟藞d蓻n蕛蓹l) /

noun
something that entitles a person to confidence, authority, etc
(plural) a letter or certificate giving evidence of the bearer's identity or competence
adjective
entitling one to confidence, authority, etc

Derived forms of credential

credentialed, adjective

Word Origin for credential

C16: from Medieval Latin cr膿dentia credit, trust; see credence
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