credit rating

noun
  1. a classification of credit risk based on investigation of a customer's or potential customer's financial resources, prior payment pattern, and personal history or degree of personal responsibility for debts incurred.

Origin of credit rating

First recorded in 1955–60
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Examples from the Web for credit rating

Contemporary Examples of credit rating

  • Global stocks tumbled again Monday as the U.S. credit-rating downgrade by S&P sent jitters through markets.

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    Wall Street Bloodbath

    August 8, 2011


British Dictionary definitions for credit rating

credit rating

noun
  1. an evaluation of the creditworthiness of an individual or business enterprise
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credit rating in Culture

credit rating

An evaluation of the financial trustworthiness of an individual, firm, or government.

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