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credence

cre·dence

credence

 
pronunciation:
kri dns
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: acceptance (of a statement or the like) as valid or true.
I gave no credence to the rumor.
synonyms:
acceptance, credibility, plausibility, reliability
similar words:
countenance, validity, veracity
definition 2: a just claim to another's trust or acceptance; trustworthiness.
synonyms:
confidence, credibility, dependability, reliability, trust, trustworthiness
similar words:
faith, honesty, integrity, morality, truth
Word Parts
The word credence contains the following part:
cred, credit Latin root that means believe