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credential

cre·den·tial

credential

 
 
pronunciation:
kr den shl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that entitles one to confidence, credit, privilege, or authority.
Because of her impressive credentials, she is often asked to consult on these most important matters.He stated that he was highly experienced, but he had few credentials to prove it.
definition 2: (usu. pl.) evidence of such entitlement, usu. in writing, such as a document, license, certificate, or letter of recommendation.
His license to practice law and other credentials were displayed on the wall of his office.
similar words:
license
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derivation: credentialed (adj.)