Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality, capability, or power to elicit belief.
  • noun A capacity for belief.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun That which makes credible; evidence of truth; proof.
  • noun Credence; credit; belief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being credible; credibleness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the quality of being believable or trustworthy

Etymologies

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From the French crédibilité

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