• WordNet 3.6
    • n credentials a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
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  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence.”


In literature:

He could not, however, commend my efforts to the Government, as I had no credentials as a special delegate.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Mrs. Lunt found credentials in the basket, in the shape of a note written in good English and spelled correctly.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
Credentials were also furnished me, but owing to the way in which they were worded they were more of a danger to me than a protection.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Carries gilt-edged credentials made in the Orient.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
These are my credentials.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Although the Fenton faction comprised nearly one-half the convention, the Committee on Credentials stood 12 to 2 in favour of Conkling.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Introducing himself, and showing his credentials, the sheriff had a long talk about the matter with the inventor.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
I consider it absolutely necessary that Madame and I should go at once and obtain these credentials.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
All proofs of truth are credentials of relationship.
"Creative Unity" by Rabindranath Tagore
Winter was talking to two uniformed inspectors, to whom he had explained the barrister's mission and credentials.
"The Albert Gate Mystery" by Louis Tracy

In poetry:

Hence and for ever from my heart
I bid my doubts and fears depart
And to those hands my soul resign
Which bear credentials so divine.
"Hymn 137" by Isaac Watts
Consistency, spread, spread thy wings!
Fly! fly! thou hast no mission here;
Fly to the land of pagan kings,
Unfurl thy bright credentials there.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
Upon thy darksome bridge, Eternity,
I stand e'en now, dread thought!
Take, then, these joy-credentials back from me!
Unopened I return them now to thee,
Of happiness, alas, know naught!
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller
One holy name bearing, no longer they need
Credentials of party, and pass-words of creed
The new song they sing hath a threefold accord,
And they own one baptism, one faith, and one Lord!
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Beason is probably the most respected guy in the locker room and he also has the credentials to back him up.
It is interesting that, aside from Sarah Palin, lesser-known Republicans seem to have gained top-tier credentials.
While brands are becoming increasingly transparent about their environmental credentials, uncertainty remains as to whether 'green' is a selling point in a downturn, writes Elisabeth Jeffries.
Medical Group Management Association and its credentialing and standard-setting body American College of Medical Practice Executives on Monday said it has named a Wisconsin primary care physician as its new president/CEO.
It's that time of year again at the University of Pennsylvania, when ambitious, credential-grubbing résumé builders run for student government.
What is Samba winbind and how can I use it to let users log on to their UNIX or Linux host with their Windows credentials that are defined in Active Directory (AD).
Make professional credentials unmistakable for patients.
Proposed legislation lets patients be sure of credentials of health professionals who treat them -- a necessary step in helping patients make informed choices about care.
Letter to CFPB outlines need for 'authentic' credentials.
New York's Time & Life Building, known fondly in journalism circles as the Shabby Palace, happens to boast some decent design credentials.
Standalone, Weatherproof , Dual Credential, Networked.
Consider registering for your media credentials and making your travel arrangements today.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction.
ZeuS, one of the most infamous Trojans out, can log keystrokes, intercept data, and steal login credentials -- and it can be yours for around $300.
Nobel credentials on the line as he urges Mideast 'wisdom & courage'.

In science:

And there is a widely believed mathematical conjecture which would rob the Turing model of basic credentials for modelling observable uncertainty.
Definability in the Real Universe
PEP checks that for the credentials included the request, no query is currently being applied to the same data stream.
Cloud and the City: Facilitating Flexible Access Control over Data Streams
The request file contains credentials, resources and actions as specified in the corresponding policy so that PDP will always permit the request so that PEP can generate query graphs from obligations and user queries.
Cloud and the City: Facilitating Flexible Access Control over Data Streams
Why? • Public-key authentication of users with SSL is not practical or usable. • We need a new system designed from the ground up for authenticating users. • This system must not burden the user with credential management.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses
KeyAuth solves the problem of credential reuse allowing end-users to safely authenticate to any number of services with a single set of credentials.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses