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Definition of "certificate" []

  • A document testifying to the truth of something: a certificate of birth. (noun)
  • A document issued to a person completing a course of study not leading to a diploma. (noun)
  • A document certifying that a person may officially practice in certain professions. (noun)
  • A document certifying ownership. (noun)
  • To furnish with, testify to, or authorize by a certificate. (verb-transitive)
  • An official document attesting the truth of the facts stated, as of birth, marital status, death, health, completion of an academic course, ability to practise a profession, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To authorize by or present with an official document (verb)

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Use "certificate" in a sentence
  • "However, at some later date, a man came to see Rosen and told him that the title certificate to the Ford was in Rosen's name and asked Rosen to sign an assignment of it to some other person."
  • "Apparently Rosen did not sign the title certificate dated July 23, 1936."
  • "[A] t some later date, a man came to see Rosen and told him that the title certificate to the Ford was in Rosen's name and asked Rosen to sign an assignment of it to some other person."