Meaning of credence

cre•dence

Pronunciation: (krēd'ns), [key]
— n.
  1. belief as to the truth of something: to give credence to a claim.
  2. something giving a claim to belief or confidence: letter of credence.
  3. Also calleda small side table, shelf, or niche for holding articles used in the Eucharist service.
  4. credenza (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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