- 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
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
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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|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