credence

  • 1 crédence — [ kredɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1519; « croyance » v. 1360; it. credenza « confiance », dans la loc. fare la credenza « faire l essai » (des mets, des boissons) 1 ♦ Buffet de salle à manger dont les tablettes superposées servent à poser les plats, la… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Credence — can have several meanings: In probability theory, credence means a subjective estimate of probability, as in Bayesian probability. In economics, a credence good is a good whose value is hard for a consumer to ascertain. A letter of credence is a… …

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  • 3 Credence — • A small table of wood, marble, or other suitable material placed within the sanctuary of a church and near the wall at the Epistle side, for the purpose of holding the cruets, acolytes candles, and other utensils required for the celebration of …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 4 Credence — Crédence La crédence (de l italien credenza : confiance) est un meuble ou partie de buffet où l on range et expose la vaisselle, les plats précieux et les objets servant pendant le repas. Le terme désigne également une table où l’on pose les …

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  • 5 credence — credence, credit, credibility 1. In general use, credence means ‘belief, trustful acceptance’, and is used mainly in the expression to give (or lend) credence to, which means ‘believe, trust’: • The radicality of these changes…had lent credence… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 Credence — Cre dence (kr[=e] dens), n. [LL. credentia, fr. L. credens, entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe: cf. OF. credence. See {Creed}, and cf. {Credent}, {Creance}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 credence — [krēd′ ns] n. [OFr < ML credentia < L credens, prp. of credere: see CREED] 1. belief, esp. in the reports or testimony of another [to give credence to rumors] 2. credentials: now only in the phrase LETTERS OF CREDENCE 3. Eccles. a small… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Credence — Cre dence, v. t. To give credence to; to believe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] || …

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  • 9 credence — I noun acceptance, act of believing, assurance, belief, certainty, complete trust, confidence, conviction, credit, dependence on, faith, firm belief, fixed belief, full assurance, full belief, implicit belief, instinctive belief, persuasion,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 crédence — CRÉDENCE. s. f. Sorte de petite table qui est au côté de l Autel, et où l on met les burettes, le bassin et les autres choses qui servent à la Messe, ou à quelque cérémonie ecclésiastique. Il y a ordinairement deux crédences aux côtés de l Autel …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 11 credence — mid 14c., from M.L. credentia belief, from L. credentum (nom. credens), pp. of credere believe, trust (see CREDO (Cf. credo)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 credence — credit, *belief, faith Analogous words: conviction, assurance, certitude, *certainty: accepting or acceptance, admitting or admission, receiving or reception (see corresponding verbs at RECEIVE): assenting or assent, acquiescing or acquiescence… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 credence — [n] trust, acceptance accepting, admission, admitting, assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, credit, dependence, faith, reliance, stock, store; concept 689 Ant. distrust, faithlessness …

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  • 14 credence — CREDENCE. s. f. Sorte de petite table qui est aux costez de l Autel, & où l on met les burettes, le bassin, & les autres choses qui servent à la Messe ou à quelque ceremonie Ecclesiastique. Il y a ordinairement deux credences aux costez de l… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 15 credence — ► NOUN 1) belief in or acceptance of something as true. 2) the likelihood of something being true; plausibility. ORIGIN Latin credentia, from credere believe …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 Crédence — La crédence (de l italien credenza : confiance) est un meuble ou partie de buffet où l on range et expose la vaisselle, les plats précieux et les objets servant pendant le repas. Le terme désigne également une table où l’on pose les objets… …

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  • 17 credence — cre|dence [ˈkri:dəns] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Medieval Latin credentia, from Latin credere to believe, trust, give to someone to keep safe ] formal the acceptance of something as true give credence to sth (=to believe or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 credence — cre|dence [ kridns ] noun give/lend/add credence to something FORMAL to make people think that something is likely to be true: The recent discovery of the largest meteorite crater in Europe gives credence to Solomon s theory. gain credence if an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 credence — noun (U) formal the acceptance of something as true: The amount of credence accorded to written records will undoubtedly vary. | gain credence (=to become more widely accepted or believed): This doctrine gained credence in academic circles over… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 crédence — (kré dan s ) s. f. 1°   Meuble sur lequel on place les verres qui doivent servir à table ; buffet, garde manger. 2°   L endroit où l on tient les provisions de bouche dans un séminaire ou un collége. Aller à la crédence.    Ce sens n est plus en… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré