a written or printed statement by which a fact is formally or officially certified or attested; specif.,
- a document certifying that one has met specified requirements, as for teaching
- a document certifying ownership, a promise to pay, etc.
ME & OFr certificat < ML certificatum < LL certificatus, pp. of certificare, certify
transitive verb certificated, certificating
to attest or authorize by a certificate; issue a certificate to