A certificate of marriage.
- The definition of a certificate is a document that states an official fact or shows completion of a program.
- An example of a certificate is a birth certificate.
- An example of a certificate is a document showing that you finished a training program.
- To certificate is defined as to verify and issue a document proving something.
An example of certificate is to examine an antique and verify its age and origins.
- a document certifying that one has met specified requirements, as for teaching
- a document certifying ownership, a promise to pay, etc.
Origin of certificateMiddle English and amp; Old French certificat ; from Medieval Latin certificatum ; from Late Latin certificatus, past participle of certificare, certify
- A document establishing the authenticity of certain details of an item, event, or transaction: a certificate of birth.
- A document issued to a person completing a course of study not leading to a diploma.
- A document certifying that a person may officially practice in certain professions.
- A document certifying ownership.
transitive verbcer·tif·i·cat·ed, cer·tif·i·cat·ing, cer·tif·i·cates
Origin of certificateMiddle English certificat, from Old French, from Medieval Latin certific&amacron;tum, something certified, from neuter of Late Latin certific&amacron;tus, past participle of certific&amacron;re, to certify; see certify.
(third-person singular simple present certificates, present participle certificating, simple past and past participle certificated)
- To supply with a certificate, especially following certification
From French certificat.
certificate - Legal Definition
- An official or sworn document that formally attests something to be true. Also called certification.
- A formal document certifying some interest, permission, right, or status granted to its bearer.