Definition for DIS-CRED'IT

DIS-CRED'IT, n. [Fr. discredit; Sp. discredito; It. scredito. See the verb.]

  1. Want of credit or good reputation; some degree of disgrace or reproach; disesteem; applied to persons or things. Frauds in manufactures bring them into discredit. It is the duty of every Christian to be concerned for the reputation or discredit his life may bring on his profession. Rogers.
  2. Want of belief, trust or confidence; disbelief; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit.

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