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Definition of Credit


  1. Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence.
  2. Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation.
  3. A ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation.
  4. That which tends to procure, or add to, reputation or esteem; an honor.
  5. Influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or favor of others; interest.
  6. Trust given or received; expectation of future playment for property transferred, or of fulfillment or promises given; mercantile reputation entitling one to be trusted; -- applied to individuals, corporations, communities, or nations; as, to buy goods on credit.
  7. The time given for payment for lands or goods sold on trust; as, a long credit or a short credit.
  8. The side of an account on which are entered all items reckoned as values received from the party or the category named at the head of the account; also, any one, or the sum, of these items; -- the opposite of debit; as, this sum is carried to one's credit, and that to his debit; A has several credits on the books of B.
  9. To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
  10. To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
  11. To enter upon the credit side of an account; to give credit for; as, to credit the amount paid; to set to the credit of; as, to credit a man with the interest paid on a bond.

Credit Quotations

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.
Albert Einstein

Harry S. Truman Quote
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry S. Truman

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
Indira Gandhi

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Thomas Jefferson

Arnold H. Glasow Quote
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
Arnold H. Glasow
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Credit Translations

credit in Dutch is krediet, tegoed, creditzijde, credit
credit in German is kredit, Ansehen {n}, Darlehen, Ansehen, Kredit
credit in Italian is avere, accreditare, credito
credit in Latin is promeritum
credit in Norwegian is kreditt
credit in Spanish is credito, bonificar, haber, bancos

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