- nounan estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments• Syn: ↑credit
* * *noun, pl ⋯ ratings [count]: a score or grade that a company or organization gives to a possible borrower and that indicates how likely the borrower is to repay a loan◇ Credit ratings are based on how much money, property, and debt a borrower has and on how well the borrower has paid past debts.
* * *ˈcredit rating [credit rating] nouna judgement made by a bank, etc. about how likely sb is to pay back money that they borrow, and how safe it is to lend money to them
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