Crebrisulcate to Creep
(Cre`bri*sul"cate) a. [L. creber close + sulcus furrow.] (Zoöl.) Marked with closely set
(Creb"ri*tude) n. [L. crebritudo, fr. creber close.] Frequency. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Cre"brous) a. [L. creber close set, frequent.] Frequent; numerous. [Obs.] Goodwin.
(||Crèche) n. [F.] A public nursery, where the young children of poor women are cared for during
the day, while their mothers are at work.
(Cre"dence) n. [LL. credentia, fr. L. credens, -entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe: cf.
OF. credence. See Creed, and cf. Credent, Creance.]
1. Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence.
To give credence to the Scripture miracles.
An assertion which might easily find credence.
2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; as, a letter of credence.
3. (Eccl.) The small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the bread and wine
are placed before being consecrated.
4. A cupboard, sideboard, or cabinet, particularly one intended for the display of rich vessels or plate,
and consisting chiefly of open shelves for that purpose.
(Cre"dence), v. t. To give credence to; to believe. [Obs.]
(||Cre*den"dum) n.; pl. Credenda [L., fr. credere to believe.] (Theol.) A thing to be
believed; an article of faith; distinguished from agendum, a practical duty.
The great articles and credenda of Christianity.
(Cre"dent) a. [. credens, -entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe. See Creed.]
1. Believing; giving credence; credulous. [R.]
If with too credent ear you list songs.
2. Having credit or authority; credible. [Obs.]
For my authority bears of a credent bulk.
(Cre*den"tial) a. [Cf. It. credenziale, fr. LL. credentia. See Credence.] Giving a title or
claim to credit or confidence; accrediting.
Their credential letters on both sides.
(Cre*den"tial), n. [Cf. It. credenziale.]
1. That which gives a title to credit or confidence.