evidence of authority, status, rights, entitlement to privileges, or the like, usually in written form: Only those with the proper credentials are admitted.
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.
to grant credentials to, especially educational and professional ones: She has been credentialed to teach math.
providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.
- un·cre·den·tialed, adjective
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How to use credential in a sentence
Two floors up, he and his family had a separate trading operation that burnished his credentials on Wall Street.How Ponzi mastermind Bernie Madoff enabled the US retail trading boom | John Detrixhe | August 30, 2020 | Quartz
Login credentials will be sent to participants 48 hours prior to training.
The historically crowded field meant that multiple candidates were able to make claims either to their progressive bona fides or to their more centrist credentials.Biden Had To Fight For The Presidential Nomination. But Most VPs Have To. | Julia Azari | August 20, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The story of jeers, walkouts and credential fights is also the story of how the parties have transformed themselves and sorted out their distinct and sometimes competing ideological identities.
Given their svelte design credentials, the Viking longship traditionally required only a single man per oar when cruising through the neutral waters.Know Your Historical Warships: From 7th Century BC – 17th Century AD | Dattatreya Mandal | April 4, 2020 | Realm of History
First, his credentials: He did international mergers and acquisitions at Lazard, a financial and asset management firm.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton | Eleanor Clift | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
With his Special Forces background and impressive credentials, Pounding “had general written all over him,” the officer said.Commando Colonel Accused of Exposing his Lover to HIV | Jacob Siegel | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His approach on marriage, combined with solid conservative credentials, could offer up a model of the future of the GOP.
But atheists face an additional hurdle—our moral credentials are called into question.Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Nonbelievers to Come Out of the Closet | Vlad Chituc | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One police officer refused to let me through despite identifying myself and showing him press credentials.New York Solidarity as Michael Brown Protests Go National | Gideon Resnick | August 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is thus that I have seen it stated in the credentials granted to the said Fleuche, first Patriarch of those lands.
Big front with plenty of credentials and a neat black mustache which could be shaved off easily enough later.
In that freemasonry of the wilderness they dispensed with credentials, save those each man carried in his face and in his manner.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
The Commissioners refused to establish their position by showing their credentials.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
The Assembly refused to recognize them officially without credentials.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
British Dictionary definitions for credential
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
- credentialed, adjective
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