Definitions for: Certificate

[n] a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
[n] a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends; "he held several valuable securities"
[v] authorize by certificate
[v] present someone with a certificate

Webster (1913) Definition: Cer*tif"i*cate, n. [F. certificat, fr. LL.
certificatus made certain, p. p. of certificare. See tify.]
1. A written testimony to the truth of any fact; as,
certificate of good behavior.

2. A written declaration legally authenticated.

Trial by certificate, a trial which the testimony of the
person certifying is the only proper criterion of the
point in dispute; as, when the issue is whether a person
was absent in the army, this is tried by the certificate
of the proper officer in writing, under his seal.

Cer*tif"i*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Certificated; p. pr. & vb. n. Certificating.] [See
1. To verify or vouch for by certificate.

2. To furnish with a certificate; as, to certificate the
captain of a vessel; a certificated teacher.

Synonyms: certification, credential, credentials, security

See Also: agency security, authorise, authorize, award, bill of health, birth certificate, bond, bond certificate, card, certificate of incorporation, clear, commission, convertible, convertible security, diploma, document, government security, identity card, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, letter security, listed security, military commission, mortgage-backed security, official document, OTC security, over the counter security, papers, partnership certificate, pass, present, probate, probate will, proprietorship certificate, registered security, registration, scrip, sheepskin, stock, stock certificate, teacher's certificate, teaching certificate, unlisted security, written document, zero-coupon security

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