[ kri-den-shuh l ]
/ krɪˈdɛn ʃəl /
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.
verb (used with object), cre·den·tialed, cre·den·tial·ing or especially British cre·den·tialled, cre·den·tial·ling.
to grant credentials to, especially educational and professional ones: She has been credentialed to teach math.
providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.
Words nearby credential
Origin of credential
OTHER WORDS FROM credentialun·cre·den·tialed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for credentialing
/ (krɪˈdɛnʃəl) /
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
Derived forms of credentialcredentialed, adjective
Word Origin for credential
C16: from Medieval Latin crēdentia credit, trust; see credence
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