certified copy
a copy of a document signed and certified that it is a true copy of the original by the official who has custody of the original.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


certified copy
A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certified copies of legal documents before permitting certain transactions. For example, a certified copy of a death certificate is required before a bank will release the funds in a deceased person's payable-on-death account to the person who has inherited them.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

certified copy
England, Wales
A copy of a document which has been certified as being a true, complete and up-to-date copy of the original at a given date. Certification is achieved by a statement to the above effect being signed and dated by the certifying person on the copy document. The certifying person is usually a solicitor or, in the case of a document relating to a company, a director or secretary of that company.
In a facility agreement, certified copies of certain documents (for example, constitutional documents, board minutes, powers of attorney) are usually given by a borrower to a lender as a condition precedent.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


certified copy
A photocopy of a document, judgment, or record that is signed and attested to as an accurate and a complete reproduction of the original document by a public official in whose custody the original has been placed for safekeeping.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


certified copy
A photocopy of a document, judgment, or record that is signed and attested to as an accurate and a complete reproduction of the original document by a public official in whose custody the original has been placed for safekeeping.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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