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 credentials
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|DAILY BEAST
And it has become a go-to stop for Republican politicians eager to shore up their Christian credentials.
Cruz also took pains to build up his credentials on foreign policy, appearing at anti-CPAC event sponsored by Frank Gaffney.
I considered whether to enter the fray, since my credentials were in order, so to speak.
Is there anything Zarif could do to forfeit his credentials as a “moderate”?
The ambassador handed his credentials to the Doge, and remained uncovered while they were being read.
You read my credentials—you inquired as to my former situations at the Governess Institute where you engaged me.A Coin of Edward VII|Fergus Hume
He came, while yet a young man, to the Court of Leo armed with Latin poetry for his credentials.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
By your own admission you have no credentials—we have only your word that you are even related to Jacob Winters.
Branston met us, announced the arrival, and handed me the stranger's credentials.Uncle Silas|J. S. LeFanu
Word Origin for credential
"letters entitling the bearer to certain credit or confidence," 1670s, from Medieval Latin credentialis, from credentia (see credence). Probably immediately as a shortening of letters credential (1520s, with French word order); earlier was letter of credence (mid-14c.).
"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).