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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of credential.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having an official document certifying fitness for a particular task.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The myth that poets and writers attend MFA programs to "professionalize" themselves -- to get "credentialed" -- has been proven false.

    Seth Abramson: Six Myths About the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts

  • So is that what Dems now call a credentialed reporter asking a tough question?

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  • I have been on the road for the past two weeks-first in Denver where I was on staff as a member of the Democratic National Convention's online content team, and more recently in Minneapolis, where I was attending, and blogging, the RNC as special press, aka credentialed new media.


  • Press is still looking to get credentialed, which is likely when a new board is instituted.

    The Full Feed from

  • The irony wasn't lost on me when I received an e-mail saying I had been "credentialed" for Aspen Fashion Week.

    The Whooping Cough of Aspen Fashion Week

  • Our language is not easy here, as we have one word for both the work of a certain kind of credentialed person "the minister", and use the same word, "ministry" to mean good work, done from one's centered values, that anyone can do.

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  • He says the union believes all students should be taught only by "credentialed" teachers, who will in due course belong to unions.

    Certifying Parents

  • Going back to the United States, I note that a number of bloggers formed a Media Bloggers Association and this organization has been "credentialed" to cover the Libby trial.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Like political candidates, wealthy liberals felt safer giving money to operations run by "credentialed" Democratic operatives.

    Why Democrats Lose

  • Harper says that a few organizations were recently "credentialed" to take part in the network, but that the names cannot be made public until the groups are formally notified. Philadelphia Weekly

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