One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The quality or condition of being creditable, personally, socially or financially; good reputation, respectability.
2The quality of being believable; credibility; = "creditability".
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Hammond (1605–1660), Church of England clergyman and theologian. From creditable + -ness.
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