The definition of credence is the probability or chance that something is true, or to the belief that something is true.(noun)
An example of credence is when a scientific experiment has revealed the same findings when conducted by several different scientists, thus creating a high probability that the findings are true.
See credence in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < ML credentia < L credens, prp. of credere: see creed
See credence in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin crēdentia
Origin: , from Latin crēdēns, crēdent-
Origin: , present participle of crēdere, to believe; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
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