Pronunciation: (krēd'ns), [key]
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 called cre'dence ta"ble, credenza. Eccles.a small side table, shelf, or niche for holding articles used in the Eucharist service.
4. Furniture.credenza (def. 1).
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