(obsolete) To give credence to; to believe.
Origin of Credence
Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin crēdentia from Latin crēdēns crēdent- present participle of crēdere to believe kerd- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French credence, from Medieval Latin crēdentia (“belief, faith”), from Latin crēdēns, present active participle of crēdō (“loan, confide in, trust, believe”).
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