Definition of credential in English:
1A qualification, achievement, personal quality, or aspect of a person’s background, typically when used to indicate that they are suitable for something: recruitment is based mainly on academic credentials
More example sentences
- He had stellar academic credentials, a tremendous background, had succeeded at everything he had done.
- I dare say the last thing you want to be doing here is comparing credentials and educational achievements.
- To this end, when writing up the results of their ethnographic work, authors play up their academic credentials and qualifications, their previous experience, and so on.
1.1A document or certificate proving a person’s identity or qualifications.
- The United States government is moving towards issuing single smart card identity credentials for all federal employees.
- Checking out his credentials proved to be a difficult task.
- Trusts which are anxious to show their governance credentials will identify innovators as low risk targets for attention.
1.2A letter of introduction given by a government to an ambassador before a new posting.
- It's only a month since I presented my credentials as Ambassador to President Purvanov.
- Generally, these protections are given to persons holding letters of credentials from Foreign Ministers or other high-level authorisation.
- The King had reintroduced the ceremonial horse and carriage and tails requirement for Ambassadors presenting their credentials.
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