Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality, capability, or power to elicit belief: "America's credibility must not be squandered, especially by its leaders” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
  • n. A capacity for belief: a story that strained our credibility.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. reputation impacting one's ability to be believed
  • n. Whether or not a witness is being truthful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being credible; credibleness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The capability or condition of being credited or believed; that quality in a person or thing which renders him or it worthy of credence; credibleness; just claim to credit: as, the credibility of a witness; the credibility of a statement or a narrative.
  • n. That which makes credible; evidence of truth; proof.
  • n. Credence; credit; belief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being believable or trustworthy

Etymologies

From the French crédibilité (Wiktionary)

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