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

  • n. Overemphasis on diplomas or degrees in giving jobs or conferring social status: "Neo-liberalism made useful points in its critique of vested interests, of bureaucratic follies [and] of credentialism” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)

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  • n. an overemphasis on the importance of academic, legal, or regulatory qualifications

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