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credence

CREDENCE, n. [See Creed.]

1. Belief; credit; reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge, as from the testimony of others. We give credence to a historian of unsuspected integrity, or to a story which is related by a man of known veracity.

2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief or confidence; as a letter of credence, which is intended to commend the bearer to the confidence of a third person.



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CREDENCE, n. [See Creed.]

1. Belief; credit; reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge, as from the testimony of others. We give credence to a historian of unsuspected integrity, or to a story which is related by a man of known veracity.

2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief or confidence; as a letter of credence, which is intended to commend the bearer to the confidence of a third person.

CRE'DENCE, n. [It. credenza; Fr. creance; from L. credens, from credo, to believe. See Creed.]

  1. Belief; credit; reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge, as from the testimony of others. We give credence to a historian of unsuspected integrity, or to a story which is related by a man of known veracity.
  2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief or confidence; as, a letter of credence, which is intended to commend the bearer to the confidence of a third person.

CRE'DENCE, v.t.

To give credence to; to believe.


Cre"dence
  1. Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence.

    To give credence to the Scripture miracles.
    Trench.

    An assertion which might easily find credence.
    Macaulay.

  2. To give credence to; to believe.

    [Obs.]
  3. That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; as, a letter of credence.
  4. The small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the bread and wine are placed before being consecrated.
  5. A cupboard, sideboard, or cabinet, particularly one intended for the display of rich vessels or plate, and consisting chiefly of open shelves for that purpose.
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Credence

CREDENCE, noun [See Creed.]

1. Belief; credit; reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge, as from the testimony of others. We give credence to a historian of unsuspected integrity, or to a story which is related by a man of known veracity.

2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief or confidence; as a letter of credence which is intended to commend the bearer to the confidence of a third person.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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