An occasional and more correct form of ascertain (which see).
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "acertain" in a sentence
"I'd hate to cause any rift in personal friendships, and we know Lord Mandelson is a keen supporter of Miliband D, but I could not help being reminded of acertain somebody now hogging the headlines as he sells his book."
"This is because what I would like to do is to concentrate on the majority of the pages in this wonderful book, and not get hung up on the very few that raise acertain issue."
"They don'tcompare to story telling today but those showshad acertain charm that you can't deny."