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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cre·dence /ˈkridṇ(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cre·dence n.
 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.   --Trench.
    An assertion which might easily find credence.   --Macaulay.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cre·dence, v. t. To give credence to; to believe. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the mental attitude that something is believable and should
           be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip";
           "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for
           200 years" [syn: acceptance]
      2: a kind of sideboard or buffet [syn: credenza]