ETYM Late Lat. credentia, from Latin credens, -entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe: cf. Old Fren. credence. Related to Creed, Credent, Creance.
The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; SYN. acceptance.
Small table for holding sacred vessels.
Belief; Ecclesiastical, small table or sideboard for sacred vessels.