Carter cited his Southern roots as a credential for recognizing—and talking about—racism.
The credential of having a lot of Washington, D.C., experience is not “a calling card” among voters any more.
Susskind did not have a credential to park at the United Nations.
At one point in time, there was a code of conduct: creed and credential.
The McCain people called such competence elitist as they tried to make ignorance a credential for Sarah Palin.
“Your visitor will present to you the missing half of the enclosed card as credential,” he wrote.
The only credential he could produce was the testimony of his whole life.
Underneath was written in characters beautifully symmetrical: "The old maid's credential card."
The unuttered utterance is his credential, to be restored to the Bestower of it.
James Jerome Hill has one credential, at least, to greatness—he was born in a log house.
"that which entitles to credit," 1756, probably a back-formation from credentials. Earlier in English as an adjective, "confirming, corroborating" (late 15c.). As a verb, "provide with credentials," by 1828 (implied in dredentialed).