certificate


certificate
cer·tif·i·cate 1 /sər-'ti-fi-kət/ n
1 a: a document containing a certified statement esp. as to the truth of something
a birth certificate
b: a document certifying that a person has fulfilled the requirements of and may practice in a specified field
a teaching certificate
the signature...constitutes a certificate that the attorney or party has read the documentU.S. Code
3: a document that is proof of ownership or indebtedness
stock certificate s
gold certificate s
cer·tif·i·cate 2 /sər-'ti-fi-ˌkāt/ vt -cat·ed, -cat·ing: to testify or authorize by a certificate; esp: to recognize as having met special qualifications (as of a governmental agency or professional board) within a field see also certificated security at security
cer·tif·i·ca·to·ry /-kə-ˌtȯr-ē/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

certificate
I noun affidavit, attestation, authentication, authorization, certification, charter, covenant, credentials, declaration, endorsement, guarantee, instrument, license, matter of record, muniment, official writing, paper, testament, voucher, warrant, writ, written contract, written evidence associated concepts: allotment certificate, certificate of authority, certificate of deposit, certificate of incorporation, certificate of indebtedness, certificate of occupancy, certificate of probable cause, certificate of public convenience and necessity, certificate of reasonable doubt, certificate of stock, certificate under seal, death certificate, demand certificate, land certificate, marriage certificate II index charter (license), check (instrument), coupon, deed, degree (academic title), document, instrument (document), permit, recommendation, record, warrant (judicial writ), warranty

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


certificate
n.
An official document confirming a particular fact.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


certificate
n.
1 An official or sworn document that formally attests something to be true. Also called certification.
2 A formal document certifying some interest, permission, right, or status granted to its bearer.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


certificate
A written document that is official verification that a condition or requirement has, or has not, been met.
A written assurance issued from a court that is notification to another officer, judge, or court of procedures practiced therein.
A document (such as a birth certificate) prepared by an official during the course of his or her regular duties, and which may be used as evidence for certain purposes.
A document certifying that one has fulfilled certain requirements and may practice in a field.

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


certificate
A written document that is official verification that a condition or requirement has, or has not, been met.
 
A written assurance issued from a court that is notification to another officer, judge, or court of procedures practiced therein.
 
A document (such as a birth certificate) prepared by an official during the course of his or her regular duties, and which may be used as evidence for certain purposes.
 
A document certifying that one has fulfilled certain requirements and may practice in a field.

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

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