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Creʹdence Table

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The table near the altar on which the bread and wine are deposited before they are consecrated. In former times food was placed on a credence-table to be tasted previously to its being set before the guests. This was done to assure the guests that the meat was not poisoned. The Italian credenzaʹre means to taste meats placed on the credenʹza. (Italian, la credenza, a shelf or buffet; Greek, kreas, food.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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