Credence

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Origin and Meaning of Credence

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  • According to a user from Trinidad and Tobago, the name Credence is of Latin origin and means "Belief in or acceptance of something as true".
  • According to a user from Trinidad and Tobago, the name Credence is of American origin and means "Truth, to believe.".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cre"dence
Senses
  1. Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence."To give credence to the Scripture miracles." [Trench.]"An assertion which might easily find credence." [Macaulay.]
  2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; as, a letter of credence .
  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.
  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.

Etymology: LL. credentia, fr. L. credens -entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe: cf. OF. credence. See Creed, and cf. Credent Creance

verb Cre"dence
To give credence to; to believe.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A kind of sideboard or buffet
  2. The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true ("he gave credence to the gossip")
Wiktionary

From Old French credence, from Medieval Latin crēdentia (“belief, faith”), from Latin crēdēns, present active participle of crēdō (“loan, confide in, trust, believe”).

  1. (uncountable) Acceptance of a belief or claim as true, especially on the basis of evidence.
    Based on the scientific data, I give to this hypothesis.
  2. (rare, uncountable) Credential or supporting material for a person or claim.
    He presented us with a letter of .
  3. (religion, countable) A small table or credenza used in certain Christian religious services.
  4. (countable) A cupboard, sideboard, or cabinet, particularly one intended for the display of rich vessels or plate on open shelves.

credence was also found in the following language(s): Old French

Fun Facts about the name Credence

  • How Popular is the name Credence? Credence is the 63,861st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Credence have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18 babies born with the first name Credence in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Credence? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2013 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Credence born? The highest recorded use of the first name Credence was in 2013 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Credence: Your name in reverse order is Ecnederc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edccneer. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Credence born Apr 4, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Israel approximately on 475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.