letters of credence
see letter of credence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • letters of credence — n. a formal document which a country s diplomatic representative carries as credentials to a foreign government: also letters credential …   English World dictionary

  • letters of credence — see letter of credence * * * credentials issued to a diplomat or other governmental representative for presentation to the country to which he or she is sent. Also, letter of credence. Also called letters credential. * * * letters of credence or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • letters of credence — credentials issued to a diplomat or other governmental representative for presentation to the country to which he or she is sent. Also, letter of credence. Also called letters credential. * * * …   Universalium

  • letters of credence — let′ters (or let′ter) of cre′dence n. pl. (or n.) gov credentials issued to a diplomatic representative for presentation to a foreign country. Also called let′ters creden′tial …   From formal English to slang

  • letters of credence — plural noun papers formally authorising a nation s diplomatic agents, issued by the appointing state …   Australian English dictionary

  • Letter of credence — A letter of credence is a formal letter sent by one head of state to another head of state that formally grants diplomatic accreditation to a named individual (usually but not always a diplomat) to be their ambassador in the country of the head… …   Wikipedia

  • letter of credence — or letters of credence Etymology: Middle English letter of credance, probably part translation of Medieval Latin litterae de credentia, litterae credentiae : a formal document furnished a diplomatic agent for presentation to the government to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • letter of credence — Date: 14th century a formal document attesting to the power of a diplomatic agent to act for the issuing government called also letters of credence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • letters credential — noun plural Etymology: part translation of Medieval Latin litterae credentiales : letter of credence * * * letters of credence or letters credential plural noun A diplomat s formal document accrediting him or her to a foreign government • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

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