credibility
I noun appearance of truth, auctoritas, believability, believableness, credibleness, faithfulness, fides, integrity, plausibility, probity, rectitude, reliability, tenability, tenableness, trustworthiness, truthfulness, uprightness, veracity, verisimilitude associated concepts: credibility of a witness, impeachment of credibility II index probability, veracity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


credibility
n.
The quality, especially in a witness, of being believable and likely to tell the truth.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


credibility
in the law of evidence, the aspect of evidence, usually the testimony of a witness, such that the fact-finder tells that the evidence can be believed. See also reliability.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


credibility
The quality making testimony worthy of belief.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


credibility
n. The quality of something capable of being believed or relied upon or that is worthy of confidence.
See also veracity.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


credibility
Believability. The major legal application of the term credibility relates to the testimony of a witness or party during a trial. Testimony must be both competent and credible if it is to be accepted by the trier of fact as proof of an issue being litigated.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


credibility
Believability. The major legal application of the term credibility relates to the testimony of a witness or party during a trial. Testimony must be both competent and credible if it is to be accepted by the trier of fact as proof of an issue being litigated.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

credibility
n.
   whether testimony is worthy of belief, based on competence of the witness and likelihood that it is true. Unless the testimony is contrary to other known facts or is extremely unlikely based on human experience, the test of credibility is purely subjective.
   See also: credible witness

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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