- 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.
verb (used with object), cre·den·tialed, cre·den·tial·ing or especially British cre·den·tialled, cre·den·tial·ling.
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Origin of credential
OTHER WORDS FROM credentialun·cre·den·tialed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for credential
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