What is CREDIBILITY? Definition of CREDIBILITY in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.
Worthiness of belief; that quality in a witness which renders his evidence worthy of belief. After the competence of a witness is allowed, the consideration of his credibility arises, and not before. 3 Bl.Comm. 369; 1 Burrows, 414, 417; Smith v. Jones, 68 Vt. 132, 34 A. 424; Loeb v. State, 133 Miss. 883, 98 So. 449, 451; Dewein v. State, 120 Ark. 302, 179 S.W. 346, 347. As to the distinction between competency and credibility, see Competency.
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