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NOUN (2)

1. the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true;
- Example: "he gave credence to the gossip"
- Example: "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"
[syn: credence, acceptance]

2. a kind of sideboard or buffet;
[syn: credenza, credence]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Credence \Cre"dence\, v. t. To give credence to; to believe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence. [1913 Webster] To give credence to the Scripture miracles. --Trench. [1913 Webster] An assertion which might easily find credence. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; as, a letter of credence. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eccl.) The small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the bread and wine are placed before being consecrated. [1913 Webster] 4. A cupboard, sideboard, or cabinet, particularly one intended for the display of rich vessels or plate, and consisting chiefly of open shelves for that purpose. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

credence n 1: the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years" [syn: credence, acceptance] 2: a kind of sideboard or buffet [syn: credenza, credence]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "credence": Communion table, acceptance, acceptation, accepting, acception, acquiescence, admission, admitting, altar, altar carpet, altar desk, altar facing, altar of prothesis, altar rail, altar side, altar slab, altar stair, altar stone, altarpiece, ancona, assurance, assuredness, belief, bomos, certainty, chancel table, confidence, credit, credulity, dependence, eschara, faith, frontal, gradin, hestia, holy table, hope, mensal, missal stand, predella, prothesis, reception, reliance, reliance on, retable, retablo, rood altar, scrobis, stock, store, superaltar, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, trust