creditable

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EtymologyEdit

From credit +‎ -able.

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creditable (comparative more creditable, superlative most creditable)

  1. Credible or believable.
    • 1847, Benjamin Franklin Hall, The Land Owner's Manual
      Before receiving his testimony, the officer is required to ascertain from his own knowledge or by a creditable witness that he is a subscribing witness to the deed.
    • 1996, Giannino Malossi,Latin Lover: The Passionate South
      A more creditable rumour concerned Valentino's hallmark killer glance ...
  2. That brings credit or honour; respectable.
  3. That can be assigned; assignable.

Usage notesEdit

Some authorities regard the usage of creditable in sense 1 (credible, believable) as an error.

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