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 Dictionary entry overview: What does credentials mean? 

  The noun CREDENTIALS has 1 sense:

1. a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

  Familiarity information: CREDENTIALS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


certificate; credential; credentials; certification

Hypernyms ("credentials" is a kind of...):

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "credentials"):

certificate of incorporation (state approval of the articles of incorporation of a corporation)

birth certificate (a copy of the official document giving details of a person's birth)

diploma; sheepskin (a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study)

commission; military commission (an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces)

bill of health (a certificate saying that a departing ship's company is healthy (to be presented at the next port of arrival))

registration (a document certifying an act of registering)

teacher's certificate; teaching certificate (a certificate saying that the holder is qualified to teach in the public schools)

probate; probate will (a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate)

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