letter of credence

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 — letter of recommendation …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • letters of credence — see letter of credence …   New Collegiate 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

  • 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Letter (message) — The famous Einstein letter from Edward Teller and Leó Szilárd to US President Franklin Roosevelt suggesting an atomic bomb project. Click here for page 2. A letter is a written message from one party to another. The role of letters in… …   Wikipedia

  • credence — /kreed ns/, n. 1. belief as to the truth of something: to give credence to a claim. 2. something giving a claim to belief or confidence: letter of credence. 3. Also called credence table, credenza. Eccles. a small side table, shelf, or niche for… …   Universalium

  • credence — noun a) Acceptance of a belief or claim as true, especially on the basis of evidence. Based on the scientific data, I give credence to this hypothesis. b) Credential or supporting material for a person or claim. He presented us with a letter of… …   Wiktionary

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