credible

credible
Worthy of belief; entitled to credit.
@ credible evidence
Evidence to be worthy of credit must not only proceed from a credible source but must, in addition, be "credible" in itself, by which is meant that it shall be so natural, reasonable and probable in view of the transaction which it describes or to which it relates as to make it easy to believe it, and credible testimony is that which meets the test of plausibility. Indiana Metal Products v. N.L.R.B., C.A.Ind., 442 F.2d 46, 52
@ credible person
One who is trustworthy and entitled to be believed. In law and legal proceedings, one who is entitled to have his oath or affidavit accepted as reliable, not only on account of his good reputation for veracity, but also on account of his intelligence, knowledge of the circumstances, and disinterested relation to the matter in question. Also one who is competent to testify. Burleson v. State, 131 Tex.Cr.R. 576, 100 S.W.2d 1019, 1020
@ credible witness
One who is competent to give testimony in court; also one who is worthy of belief. Burleson v. State, 131 Tex.Cr.R. 576, 100 S.W.2d 1019, 1020.
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  • crédible — [ kredibl ] adj. • XVe, repris v. 1965; de crédibilité, d apr. l angl. credible ♦ Anglic. Qui est digne de confiance, mérite d être cru. Personne crédible. Il n est pas crédible. ⇒ fiable. Nouvelle de source crédible. Histoire crédible. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • credible — credible, creditable, credulous Credible means ‘able to be believed’, with reference to people or statements: • I stand on the balcony, apparently musing on this very credible story, but really wondering how soon we can step back inside R. James …   Modern English usage

  • Credible — Cred i*ble (kr[e^]d [i^]*b l), a. [L. credibilis, fr. credere. See {Creed}.] Capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy. [1913 Webster] Things are made credible either by the known condition and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • credible — believable, *plausible, colorable, specious Analogous words: *probable, likely, possible: reasonable, *rational: trustworthy, *reliable, dependable Antonyms: incredible Contrasted words: fabulous, mythical, apocryphal, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • credible — [adj] believable aboveboard, colorable, conceivable, conclusive, creditable, dependable, determinative, honest, honest to God*, imaginable, likely, plausible, possible, probable, probably, rational, reasonable, reliable, satisfactory, satisfying …   New thesaurus

  • credible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be believed; convincing. DERIVATIVES credibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin credibilis, from credere believe …   English terms dictionary

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