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credence


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Credence  \Cre"dence\,  v.  t. 
  To  give  credence  to  to  believe.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  credence 
  n  1:  the  mental  attitude  that  something  is  believable  and  should 
  be  accepted  as  true;  "he  gave  credence  to  the  gossip"; 
  "acceptance  of  Newtonian  mechanics  was  unquestioned  for 
  200  years"  [syn:  {acceptance}] 
  2:  a  sideboard  or  buffet  [syn:  {credenza}] 




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