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[kri-den-zuh] /krɪˈdɛn zə/
Also, credence. a sideboard or buffet, especially one without legs.
a closed cabinet for papers, office supplies, etc., often of desk height and matching the other furniture in an executive's office.
Ecclesiastical, credence (def 3).
1875-80; < Italian < Medieval Latin crēdentia (in ecclesiastical usage) a sideboard for holding sacramental vessels; see credence Unabridged
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Examples for credenza
  • By tradition, food to be tested before it was served to the ruler was set on a sideboard, or credenza.
  • Level the desk and shell credenza using the adjustable glides.
  • credenza bases, desks and credenza upper storage units can be configured to meet any specific office requirement.
  • credenza bases, desks and credenza upper storage units can be configured to meet specific office requirements.
  • In credenza kneehole areas at the top of the modesty panel, a scalloped opening is provided.
  • Some time in the afternoon, she and a co-worker were moving a finished credenza to a storage area.
  • The attorney kept the key hidden in an ornament on a credenza.
  • The label for the credenzas shall be affixed to the back of the credenza.
  • Claimant was attempting to lift a credenza when she experienced a sharp, shooting pain up her right forearm.
British Dictionary definitions for credenza


another name for credence table
Word Origin
Italian: see credence
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