certificate
certificatory /seuhr tif"euh ki tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj.
n. /seuhr tif"i kit/; v. /seuhr tif"i kayt'/, n., v., certificated, certificating.
n.
1. a document serving as evidence or as written testimony, as of status, qualifications, privileges, or the truth of something.
2. a document attesting to the fact that a person has completed an educational course, issued either by an institution not authorized to grant diplomas, or to a student not qualifying for a diploma.
3. Law. a statement, written and signed, which is by law made evidence of the truth of the facts stated, for all or for certain purposes.
4. Finance.
v.t.
5. to furnish with or authorize by a certificate.
6. to issue an official certificate attesting to the training, aptitude, and qualification of: to certificate a teacher.
[1375-1425; late ME certificat < ML certificatum, n. use of neut. of certificatus certified (ptp. of certificare), equiv. to certific- (see CERTIFY) + -atus -ATE1]

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