from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. That which entitles one to confidence, credit, or authority.
- n. Evidence or testimonials concerning one's right to credit, confidence, or authority: The new ambassador presented her credentials to the president.
- transitive v. Usage Problem To supply with credentials: "trained, professional, credentialed child care” ( Lee Salk).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, pertaining to or entitling to credit or authority
- n. documentary evidence that a person has certain status or privileges
- v. to furnish with credentials
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Giving a title or claim to credit or confidence; accrediting.
- n. That which gives a title to credit or confidence.
- n. Testimonials showing that a person is entitled to credit, or has right to exercise official power, as the letters given by a government to an ambassador or envoy, or a certificate that one is a duly elected delegate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving a title to credit or confidence.
- n. That which gives credit; that which gives a title or claim to confidence.
- n. plural Evidences of right to credence or authority; specifically, letters of credence; testimonials given to a person as the warrant on which belief, credit, or authority is claimed for him, as the letters of commendation and authorization given by a government to an ambassador or envoy, which procure for him recognition and credit at a foreign court, or the certificate and other papers showing the appointment or election of an officer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
My main writing credential is that I run Superhero Nation, a writing advice website that has had 150,000 readers in the past two years.
And he says Palin's national security credential is that she “knows more about energy than probably anyone else” in the entire USA.
Why would you count on radio djs to pick the music, when their only real credential is that they were willing to jump through some training hoops and caffeinate themselves through a first-term early morning shift?
In the last six months alone it has compromised stolen login credential of more than 100,000 bank accounts, the researchers noted.
Obama's only credential is that he learned how to preach from a pulpit from his mentor guru Rev. Wright and people like you bought it.
But the case would be a lot stronger with a certain credential — an Olympic championship, which would also be his country's first in men's water polo.
Her relatively young and inexperienced opponent, whose lackluster business career was his main credential, seemed to be the least of her problems — especially when it came to speaking skills.
Perhaps my strongest credential is my own happiness at being back in Toronto.
In the online world, this credential translates to accessing multiple services.
I’m not saying that a credential is the answer, but there needs to be some way for these small wineries to know what the most important blogs are.
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