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accredited

[uh-kred-i-tid]
adjective
1.
officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence: accredited schools.
2.
provided with official credentials, as by a government: an accredited diplomatic representative.
3.
accepted as authoritative: an accredited theory.

Origin:
1625–35; accredit + -ed2

nonaccredited, adjective
unaccredited, adjective
well-accredited, adjective
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accredit
1610s, from Fr. accréditer, from à "to" + crédit "credit" (see credit). Pp. adj. accredited "furnished with credentials" is from 1630s. Related: Accreditation (1806).
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