- officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence: accredited schools.
- provided with official credentials, as by a government: an accredited diplomatic representative.
- accepted as authoritative: an accredited theory.
Origin of accredited
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Word Origin and History for non-accredited
"furnished with credentials," 1630s, past participle adjective from accredit (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper