Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence.
- Acceptance as true or valid; belief. See Synonyms at belief.
- Claim to acceptance; trustworthiness.
- Recommendation; credentials: a letter of credence.
- A small table or shelf for holding the bread, wine, and vessels of the Eucharist when they are not in use at the altar.