credit line

a line of text acknowledging the source or origin of published or exhibited material.
Also called credit limit, line of credit. the maximum amount of credit that a customer of a store, bank, etc., is authorized to use.

1910–15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
credit line
1.  an acknowledgment of origin or authorship, as in a newspaper or film
2.  (US), (Canadian) Also called: line of credit the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

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Example sentences
Allowing them to tap the credit line may be a shrewd precautionary measure.
From that point on, his torso remains so central a character it should be given
  its own credit line.
Using a credit line to borrow against the equity in your home has become a
  popular source of consumer credit.
These images are in the public domain and may be reproduced, free of charge
  with the proper credit line.
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