adjective \kri-ˈden(t)-shəl\

Definition of CREDENTIAL

:  warranting credit or confidence —used chiefly in the phrase credential letters

First Known Use of CREDENTIAL

15th century



: a quality, skill, or experience that makes a person suited to do a job

: a document which shows that a person is qualified to do a particular job

Full Definition of CREDENTIAL

:  something that gives a title to credit or confidence; also :  qualification 3a
plural :  testimonials or certified documents showing that a person is entitled to credit or has a right to exercise official power

Examples of CREDENTIAL

  1. My experience as a manager is my strongest credential.

First Known Use of CREDENTIAL


Rhymes with CREDENTIAL


transitive verb
credentialed also credentialledcredential·ing also credential·ling

Definition of CREDENTIAL

:  to furnish with credentials <to credential adequate academic performance — K. Patricia Cross>

First Known Use of CREDENTIAL



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Previous Word in the Dictionary: credent
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