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credence

noun [U]     /ˈkriː.dəns/ formal
the belief that something is true: I'm not prepared to give credence to anonymous complaints. His bruises added/lent credence to his statement that he had been beaten.Believing
(Definition of credence noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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