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credit rating

a classification of credit risk based on investigation of a customer's or potential customer's financial resources, prior payment pattern, and personal history or degree of personal responsibility for debts incurred.
Origin of credit rating
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Global stocks tumbled again Monday as the U.S. credit-rating downgrade by S&P sent jitters through markets.

    Wall Street Bloodbath August 7, 2011
British Dictionary definitions for credit-rating

credit rating

an evaluation of the creditworthiness of an individual or business enterprise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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credit-rating in Culture

credit rating definition

An evaluation of the financial trustworthiness of an individual, firm, or government.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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