Etymology
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credence (n.)

"belief, trust in facts derived from other than personal knowledge; that which gives a claim to belief," mid-14c., from Medieval Latin credentia "belief," from Latin credentum (nominative credens), past participle of credere "believe, trust" (see credo).

updated on May 06, 2018

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Definitions of credence from WordNet

credence (n.)
the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true;
he gave credence to the gossip
Synonyms: acceptance
credence (n.)
a kind of sideboard or buffet;
Synonyms: credenza
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