Creditable Cred"it*a*ble (-?-b'l), a. 1. Worthy of belief. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Divers creditable witnesses deposed. --Ludlow. [1913 Webster]

2. Deserving or possessing reputation or esteem; reputable; estimable. [1913 Webster]

This gentleman was born of creditable parents. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

3. Bringing credit, reputation, or honor; honorable; as, such conduct is highly creditable to him. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

He settled him in a good creditable way of living. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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