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Noun: credence  kree-d(u)n(t)s
  1. The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
    "he gave credence to the gossip";
    - acceptance
  2. A kind of sideboard or buffet
    - credenza
  3. (probability and philosophy) the subjective degree of belief in a proposition; the Bayesian probability

Derived forms: credences

Type of: attitude, buffet, counter, mental attitude, sideboard

Encyclopedia: Credence