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One entry found for credentials.
Main Entry: cre·den·tials
Pronunciation: kri-primarystressden-chschwalz
Function: noun plural
Etymology: derived from Latin credentialis (adjective) "showing one is entitled to credit or confidence," from credentia "promise, credit," derived from earlier credere "to believe, trust, entrust" --related to CREDIT, CREED, INCREDIBLE
: documents showing that a person has a right to perform certain official acts

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