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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. 309; 1 Burrows, 414, 417; Smith v. Jones, 08 Vt. 132, 34 Atl. 424. As to the distinction between competency and credibility, see COMPETENCY.

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