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accredited

[uh-kred-i-tid] /əˈkrɛd ɪ tɪd/
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 of accredited
1625-1635
1625-35; accredit + -ed2
Related forms
nonaccredited, adjective
unaccredited, adjective
well-accredited, adjective
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accredited

adj.

"furnished with credentials," 1630s, past participle adjective from accredit (v.).

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