from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An arrangement for deferred payment of a loan or purchase.
- noun The terms governing such an arrangement.
- noun The time allowed for deferred payment.
- noun The deduction of a payment made by a debtor from an amount due.
- noun The positive balance or amount remaining in a person's account.
- noun A credit line.
- noun Reputation for solvency and integrity entitling a person to be trusted in buying or borrowing.
- noun Official certification or recognition that a student has successfully completed a course of study.
- noun A unit of study so certified.
- noun An acknowledgment of work done, as in the production of a motion picture or publication.
- noun Influence based on the good opinion or confidence of others.
- noun Recognition or approval for an act, ability, or quality.
- noun A source of honor or distinction.
- noun A reputation for sound character or quality; standing.
- noun Belief or confidence in the truth of something: synonym: belief.
- transitive verb To give as a credit.
- transitive verb To give a credit to.
- transitive verb To give or award an educational credit to.
- transitive verb To regard as having performed an action or being endowed with a quality.
- transitive verb To ascribe or attribute: synonym: attribute.
- transitive verb Archaic To bring honor or distinction to.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To believe; confide in the truth of; put credence or confidence in: as, to
credita report or the person who makes it.
- To reflect credit upon; do credit to; give reputation or honor to.
- To trust; sell or lend in confidence of future payment: as, to
creditgoods or money.
- To enter upon the credit side of an account; give credit for: as, to
creditthe amount paid; to credit the interest paid on a bond.
- noun Belief; faith; a reliance on or confidence in the truth of something said or done: used both subjectively and objectively.
- noun Repute as to veracity, integrity, ability, reliableness, etc.; right to confidence or trust; faith due to the action, character, or quality of a person or thing; reputation: as, the credit of a historian; a physician in high credit with the profession; the credit of the securities is at a low ebb.
- noun Good repute; favorable estimation; trustful regard or consideration.
- noun That which procures or is entitled to belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation: as, we believe a story on the credit of the narrator.
- noun One who or that which brings or reflects honor or distinction.
- noun Influence derived from the good opinion or confidence of others; interest; power derived from weight of character, from friendship, service, or other cause: as, the minister has credit with the prince; use your credit with your friend in my favor.
- noun In com.: Trust; confidence reposed in the ability and intention of a purchaser to make payment at some future time either specified or indefinite: as, to ask or give credit; to sell or buy on credit.
- noun The reputation of solvency and probity which entitles a man to be trusted in buying or borrowing.
- noun In bookkeeping, the side of an account on which payment is entered: opposed to debit: as, this article is carried to one's credit and that to one's debit. Abbreviated Cr.
- noun A note or bill issued by a government, or by a corporation or individual, which circulates on the confidence of men in the ability and disposition of the issuer to redeem it: distinctively called a bill of credit.
- noun The time given for payment for anything sold on trust: as, a long credit or a short credit.
- noun A sum of money due to some person; anything valuable standing on the creditor side of an account: as, A has a credit on the books of B; the credits are more than balanced by the debits.
- noun A credible or credited report.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
- transitive verb To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
- transitive verb (Bookkeeping) To enter upon the credit side of an account; to give credit for; ; to set to the credit of.
- transitive verb to give credit for; to assign as justly due to any one.
- noun Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence.
- noun Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation.
- noun A ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation.
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Trans-Union is a credit service much like CBI, TRW or Chilton, but offers more competitive rates, and is being used more and more by many credit checking agencies.
_Non enim omnis qui cogitat credit sed cogitat omnis qui credit, et credendo sogitat et cogitando credit_.
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_esprit_ for her -- are to her banques de France, upon which she has an unlimited credit -- _credit fonder_, if you will, _credit mobilier_, or what not.
We amended and restated our term credit facility in the second quarter to revise the facility contained to $200 million revolver to replace the previous facility, which was scheduled to expire later this year.
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The senior secured leverage ratio of 1.87 and the fixed charge coverage ratio of 2.3 are both well within the covenant requirements of our term credit agreement.
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The LA Times says that the high stakes gambler was extended millions of dollars in credit from the various Las Vegas casinos that flew him in on private jets, and put him up in opulent suites.
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Even today, as the term credit default swap (CDS) is migrating from the financial cable networks to CNN, MSNBC and the mainstream media, the critical role of these arcane derivative products in the undoing of the financial markets is not well understood.
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No amounts were drawn on the term credit facility during the
The effective interest rate applicable to the bankers 'acceptances issued under the term credit facility was 5.7% and 5.9% in the three and six month Reporting Periods.
Based on amounts drawn at December 31, 2009 and existing variable interest rates, we would be required to pay $19 million per year until the outstanding amounts on the term credit facilities are repaid.
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T.H.E.: 'And what about degree of difficulty? Should a first-year module designed to force students to locate the library be worth as much credit as a challenging final-year module on "Patagonian pre-history and its implications"?'
November 6, 2008