Credence
Credence Cre"dence (kr[=e]"dens), n. [LL. credentia, fr. L. credens, -entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe: cf. OF. credence. See {Creed}, and cf. {Credent}, {Creance}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence. [1913 Webster]

To give credence to the Scripture miracles. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

An assertion which might easily find credence. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; as, a letter of credence. [1913 Webster]

3. (Eccl.) The small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the bread and wine are placed before being consecrated. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • crédence — [ kredɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1519; « croyance » v. 1360; it. credenza « confiance », dans la loc. fare la credenza « faire l essai » (des mets, des boissons) 1 ♦ Buffet de salle à manger dont les tablettes superposées servent à poser les plats, la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Credence — can have several meanings: In probability theory, credence means a subjective estimate of probability, as in Bayesian probability. In economics, a credence good is a good whose value is hard for a consumer to ascertain. A letter of credence is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Credence — • A small table of wood, marble, or other suitable material placed within the sanctuary of a church and near the wall at the Epistle side, for the purpose of holding the cruets, acolytes candles, and other utensils required for the celebration of …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Credence — Crédence La crédence (de l italien credenza : confiance) est un meuble ou partie de buffet où l on range et expose la vaisselle, les plats précieux et les objets servant pendant le repas. Le terme désigne également une table où l’on pose les …   Wikipédia en Français

  • credence — credence, credit, credibility 1. In general use, credence means ‘belief, trustful acceptance’, and is used mainly in the expression to give (or lend) credence to, which means ‘believe, trust’: • The radicality of these changes…had lent credence… …   Modern English usage

  • credence — [krēd′ ns] n. [OFr < ML credentia < L credens, prp. of credere: see CREED] 1. belief, esp. in the reports or testimony of another [to give credence to rumors] 2. credentials: now only in the phrase LETTERS OF CREDENCE 3. Eccles. a small… …   English World dictionary

  • Credence — Cre dence, v. t. To give credence to; to believe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • credence — I noun acceptance, act of believing, assurance, belief, certainty, complete trust, confidence, conviction, credit, dependence on, faith, firm belief, fixed belief, full assurance, full belief, implicit belief, instinctive belief, persuasion,… …   Law dictionary

  • crédence — CRÉDENCE. s. f. Sorte de petite table qui est au côté de l Autel, et où l on met les burettes, le bassin et les autres choses qui servent à la Messe, ou à quelque cérémonie ecclésiastique. Il y a ordinairement deux crédences aux côtés de l Autel …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • credence — mid 14c., from M.L. credentia belief, from L. credentum (nom. credens), pp. of credere believe, trust (see CREDO (Cf. credo)) …   Etymology dictionary

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