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. 2001.

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  • 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 — letter of recommendation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • letter of credence — noun a letter of introduction, especially of an ambassador …   English new terms dictionary

  • letter of credence — A letter furnished to a diplomatic agent by the sovereign or other chief magistrate of his own state, which, being addressed to the sovereign or state to which such agent is delegated, states the general object of his mission and requests that… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • letter of credence — In international law, the document which accredits an ambassador, minister, or envoy to the courts or government to which he is sent; i.e., certifies to his appointment and qualification, and bespeaks credit for his official actions and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • letter of credence — In international law, the document which accredits an ambassador, minister, or envoy to the courts or government to which he is sent; i.e., certifies to his appointment and qualification, and bespeaks credit for his official actions and… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • 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 — see letter of credence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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