credential

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin crēdentiālis (giving authority), from crēdentia (trust)

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  • IPA(key): /kɹɪˈdɛnʃəl/
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credential (comparative more credential, superlative most credential)

  1. Pertaining to or serving as an introduction or recommendation (to someone). [from 15th c.]
    • 1625-1629, Abraham Darcie/Darcy and Thomas Browne (translators), The History of the Most Renowned and Victorious Princess Elizabeth, Late Queen of England (originally by William Camden)
      their credential letters on both sides

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Noun[edit]

credential (plural credentials)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) documentary or electronic evidence that a person has certain status or privileges
    May I see your credentials, please?
    The computer verifies the user's credentials before allowing them to log on.

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Verb[edit]

credential (third-person singular simple present credentials, present participle credentialing or credentialling, simple past and past participle credentialed or credentialled)

  1. to furnish with credentials
    • 1997, Paul Thomas Hill et al., Reinventing Public Education[1], →ISBN, page 138:
      School superintendents, principals, and teachers are currently credentialed only by the state.
    • 2009 March 7, By Patrick Walters, “Rudd orders worldwide push for UN seat”, in Herald Sun[2]:
      The newly credentialled ambassador to the Holy See is already in the PM's good books.

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