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noun cer·tif·i·cate \(ˌ)sər-ˈti-fi-kət\

: a document that is official proof that something has happened

: a document that is official proof that you have finished school or a course of training

: a document which shows that you own something

Full Definition of CERTIFICATE

1
:  a document containing a certified statement especially as to the truth of something; specifically :  a document certifying that one has fulfilled the requirements of and may practice in a field
2
:  something serving the same end as a certificate
3
:  a document evidencing ownership or debt <a stock certificate>

Examples of CERTIFICATE

  1. She has a certificate in midwifery.
  2. He earned his teaching certificate last year.

Origin of CERTIFICATE

Middle English certificat, from Medieval Latin certificatum, from Late Latin, neuter of certificatus, past participle of certificare to certify
First Known Use: 15th century

2certificate

verb cer·tif·i·cate \-ˈti-fə-ˌkāt\
cer·tif·i·cat·edcer·tif·i·cat·ing

Definition of CERTIFICATE

transitive verb
:  to testify to or authorize by a certificate; especially :  certify 4
cer·tif·i·ca·to·ry \-ˈti-fi-kə-ˌtr-ē\ adjective

First Known Use of CERTIFICATE

1818

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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