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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Credit  \Cred"it\  (kr[e^]d"[i^]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Credited};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crediting}.] 
  1.  To  confide  in  the  truth  of  to  give  credence  to  to  put 
  trust  in  to  believe. 
 
  How  shall  they  credit  A  poor  unlearned  virgin? 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  bring  honor  or  repute  upon  to  do  credit  to  to  raise 
  the  estimation  of 
 
  You  credit  the  church  as  much  by  your  government  as 
  you  did  the  school  formerly  by  your  wit.  --South. 
 
  3.  (Bookkeeping)  To  enter  upon  the  credit  side  of  an  account; 
  to  give  credit  for  as  to  credit  the  amount  paid;  to  set 
  to  the  credit  of  as  to  credit  a  man  with  the  interest 
  paid  on  a  bond. 
 
  {To  credit  with},  to  give  credit  for  to  assign  as  justly  due 
  to  any  one 
 
  Crove,  Helmholtz,  and  Meyer,  are  more  than  any 
  others  to  be  credited  with  the  clear  enunciation  of 
  this  doctrine.  --Newman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Credit  \Cred"it\  (kr[e^]d"[i^]t),  n.  [F.  cr['e]dit  (cf.  It 
  credito),  L.  creditum  loan,  prop.  neut.  of  creditus,  p.  p.  of 
  credere  to  trust,  loan,  believe.  See  {Creed}.] 
  1.  Reliance  on  the  truth  of  something  said  or  done  belief; 
  faith;  trust;  confidence. 
 
  When  Jonathan  and  the  people  heard  these  words  they 
  gave  no  credit  unto  them  nor  received  them  --1 
  Macc.  x.  46. 
 
  2.  Reputation  derived  from  the  confidence  of  others  esteem; 
  honor;  good  name  estimation. 
 
  John  Gilpin  was  a  citizen  Of  credit  and  renown. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  A  ground  of  or  title  to  belief  or  confidence;  authority 
  derived  from  character  or  reputation. 
 
  The  things  which  we  properly  believe,  be  only  such 
  as  are  received  on  the  credit  of  divine  testimony. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  4.  That  which  tends  to  procure,  or  add  to  reputation  or 
  esteem;  an  honor. 
 
  I  published,  because  I  was  told  I  might  please  such 
  as  it  was  a  credit  to  please.  --Pope. 
 
  5.  Influence  derived  from  the  good  opinion,  confidence,  or 
  favor  of  others  interest. 
 
  Having  credit  enough  with  his  master  to  provide  for 
  his  own  interest.  --Clarendon. 
 
  6.  (Com.)  Trust  given  or  received;  expectation  of  future 
  playment  for  property  transferred,  or  of  fulfillment  or 
  promises  given  mercantile  reputation  entitling  one  to  be 
  trusted;  --  applied  to  individuals,  corporations, 
  communities,  or  nations;  as  to  buy  goods  on  credit. 
 
  Credit  is  nothing  but  the  expectation  of  money, 
  within  some  limited  time.  --Locke. 
 
  7.  The  time  given  for  payment  for  lands  or  goods  sold  on 
  trust;  as  a  long  credit  or  a  short  credit. 
 
  8.  (Bookkeeping)  The  side  of  an  account  on  which  are  entered 
  all  items  reckoned  as  values  received  from  the  party  or 
  the  category  named  at  the  head  of  the  account;  also  any 
  one  or  the  sum,  of  these  items;  --  the  opposite  of 
  {debit};  as  this  sum  is  carried  to  one's  credit,  and  that 
  to  his  debit;  A  has  several  credits  on  the  books  of  B. 
 
  {Bank  credit},  or  {Cash  credit}.  See  under  {Cash}. 
 
  {Bill  of  credit}.  See  under  {Bill}. 
 
  {Letter  of  credit},  a  letter  or  notification  addressed  by  a 
  banker  to  his  correspondent,  informing  him  that  the  person 
  named  therein  is  entitled  to  draw  a  certain  sum  of  money; 
  when  addressed  to  several  different  correspondents,  or 
  when  the  money  can  be  drawn  in  fractional  sums  in  several 
  different  places,  it  is  called  a  {circular  letter  of 
  credit}. 
 
  {Public  credit}. 
  a  The  reputation  of  or  general  confidence  in  the 
  ability  or  readiness  of  a  government  to  fulfill  its 
  pecuniary  engagements. 
  b  The  ability  and  fidelity  of  merchants  or  others  who 
  owe  largely  in  a  community. 
 
  He  touched  the  dead  corpse  of  Public  Credit,  and 
  it  sprung  upon  its  feet.  --D.  Webster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  credit 
  n  1:  approval;  "give  her  recognition  for  trying";  "he  was  given 
  credit  for  his  work";  "it  is  to  her  credit  that  she 
  tried";  "the  credits  were  given  at  the  end  of  the  film" 
  [syn:  {recognition}] 
  2:  money  available  for  a  client  to  borrow 
  3:  an  accounting  entry  acknowledging  income  or  capital  items 
  [syn:  {credit  entry}]  [ant:  {debit}] 
  4:  used  in  the  phrase  "to  your  credit"  to  indicate  an 
  achievement  deserving  praise;  "she  already  had  several 
  performances  to  her  credit" 
  5:  arrangement  for  deferred  payment  for  goods  and  services 
  [syn:  {deferred  payment}]  [ant:  {cash}] 
  6:  educational  recognition  that  a  course  of  studies  has  been 
  successfully  completed  [syn:  {course  credit}] 
  7:  a  short  note  acknowledging  a  source  of  information  or 
  quoting  a  passage;  "the  student's  essay  failed  to  list 
  several  important  citations";  "the  article  includes 
  mention  of  similar  clinical  cases"  [syn:  {citation},  {reference}, 
  {mention},  {quotation}] 
  8:  an  entry  on  a  list  of  persons  who  contributed  to  a  film  or 
  written  work 
  v  1:  give  someone  credit  for  something  "We  credited  her  for 
  saving  our  jobs" 
  2:  give  credit  for  "I  credit  you  with  saving  his  life"  [syn:  {accredit}] 
  3:  enter  as  credit,  in  accounting  [ant:  {debit}] 
  4:  have  trust  in  trust  in  the  truth  or  veracity  of 




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