1rare Credible, believable.
A person who believes; a believer.
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).