Definition of credent in English:

credent

adjective

  • 1rare Credible, believable.

  • 2Believing, trustful.

noun

  • A person who believes; a believer.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Book Howth. From classical Latin crēdent-, crēdēns, present participle of crēdere to entrust, to believe, in post-classical Latin used as adjective, in senses ‘believing, that believes’ and ‘worthy of belief’, and as noun, in sense ‘believer’ (early 3rd cent. in Tertullian).

Pronunciation

credent

/ˈkriːd(ə)nt/