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  1. officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence: accredited schools.
  2. provided with official credentials, as by a government: an accredited diplomatic representative.
  3. accepted as authoritative: an accredited theory.
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Origin of accredited

First recorded in 1625–35; accredit + -ed2
Related formsnon·ac·cred·it·ed, adjectiveun·ac·cred·it·ed, adjectivewell-ac·cred·it·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for well-accredited

Historical Examples of well-accredited

  • Other well-accredited students may be admitted to certain hospitalities of the school, at the discretion of the secretary.

    The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration, Volume 01, No. 05, May 1895


  • One always confronts the well-accredited saying: “There is no smoke without fire.”

Word Origin and History for well-accredited



"furnished with credentials," 1630s, past participle adjective from accredit (v.).

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