- belief or trust; confidence; faith
- Rare the quality of being credible or trustworthy
- the favorable estimate of a person's character; reputation; good name
- one's influence based on one's reputation
- praise or approval to which one is entitled; commendation: to deserve credit for trying
- a person or thing bringing approval or honor: a credit to the team
- acknowledgment of work done or assistance given
- a list of such acknowledgments in a film, television program, book, etc.
- the amount of money remaining in a bank account, etc.
- a sum of money made available by a bank, on which a specified person or firm may draw
- such sums collectively
- the acknowledgment of payment on a debt by entry of the amount in an account
- the right-hand side of an account, where such amounts are entered
- an entry on this side
- the sum of such entries
- sum deducted (from an amount owed) or added (as to a bank account) in making an adjustment
- trust in one's integrity in money matters and one's ability to meet payments when due
- one's financial reputation or status
- the time allowed for payment
- permission to pay later for goods or services, or a system for doing so: a store that extends credit to its best customers
- ☆ Educ.
- the certification of a student's successful completion of a unit or course of study
- a unit of work so certified
Fr crédit < It credito < L creditus, pp. of credere: see creed