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: having earned certification
a certified gemologist
: genuine, authentic
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authentic, bona fide, certifiable, genuine, honest, real, right, true
bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony (also phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal
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1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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certificate of public convenience and necessity
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