credential

[kri-den-shuhl]
noun
1.
Usually, credentials. evidence of authority, status, rights, entitlement to privileges, or the like, usually in written form: Only those with the proper credentials are admitted.
2.
anything that provides the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.
verb (used with object), credentialed, credentialing or especially British, credentialled, credentialling.
3.
to grant credentials to, especially educational and professional ones: She has been credentialed to teach math.
adjective
4.
providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English credencial < Medieval Latin crēdenti(a) credence + -al1

uncredentialed, adjective
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credential (krɪˈdɛnʃəl)
 
n
1.  something that entitles a person to confidence, authority, etc
2.  (plural) a letter or certificate giving evidence of the bearer's identity or competence
 
adj
3.  entitling one to confidence, authority, etc
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin crēdentia credit, trust; see credence]
 
cre'dentialed
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

credential
1520s (adj.), from M.L. credentia (see credence) + -al (1). As a noun, attested from 1756. Related: Credentialled.

credentials
"letters entitling the bearer to certain credit or confidence," 1670s, from credential (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Background information and writing credentials are helpful.
Many experts have also become concerned about biofuels' questionable green
  credentials.
Our explorers come to us with a diverse and extensive list of credentials.
All she needed was an aeronautics expert with the proper credentials to
  field-test her theory.
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