• WordNet 3.6
    • v certificate authorize by certificate
    • v certificate present someone with a certificate
    • n certificate a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    • n certificate 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Martha Washington in the only woman whose portrait has ever appeared on a US currency note. Her portrait was on the face of the $1 silver certificate issues of 1886 and 1891, and on the back of the $1 silver certificate of 1896. Sacagewea and Susan B. Anthony are the only women represented on a US coin. Both were honored on a dollar coin.
    • Certificate A written declaration legally authenticated.
    • Certificate A written testimony to the truth of any fact; as, certificate of good behavior.
    • Certificate To furnish with a certificate; as, to certificate the captain of a vessel; a certificated teacher.
    • Certificate To verify or vouch for by certificate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n certificate In a general sense, a written testimony to the truth of something; a paper written in order to serve as evidence of a matter of fact.
    • n certificate In a more particular sense, a statement written and signed (usually by some public officer), but not necessarily nor usually sworn to, which is by law made evidence of the truth of the facts stated, for all or for certain purposes. Such are, for example, a certificate of discharge, issued by a bankruptcy court to show that a bankrupt has been duly released from his debts; a certificate of naturalization, issued by the proper court to show that the holder has been duly made a citizen; a certificate of registry, issued by a custom-house collector to show that a vessel has complied with the navigation laws. A certificate is the usual mode of evidencing those acts of ministerial and executive officers which are done for the benefit of particular persons who may desire to possess evidence of them independently of official record.
    • certificate To give a certificate to, as to one who has passed an examination; furnish with a certificate: as, to certificate the captain of a vessel.
    • certificate To attest, certify, or vouch for by certificate: as, to certificate a fact.
    • n certificate An official written representation that some act has or has not been done, or that some event has occurred, or that some formal legal requirement has been ful-filled. It usually issues from some court for the purpose of giving notice of things done in the court, or to authorize or warrant some act upon the part of some other court or judge.
    • n certificate A document used in the British custom-house by which certain goods formerly imported can be exported and the duties paid upon importation refunded.
    • n certificate The opinion of the court, signed by the judges, upon a question of law submitted to them by the chancellor for their decision.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Certificate sėr-tif′i-kāt a written declaration of some fact: a testimonial of character or definite statement of qualifications
    • v.t Certificate to give a certificate
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  • Will Rogers
    “In the early days of the Indian Territory, there were no such things as birth certificates. You being there was certificate enough.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. certificat, fr. LL. certificatus, made certain, p. p. of certificare,. See tify


In literature:

And I'll give you two hundred thousand in Interplanetary Credit certificates.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
In January 1909 the Aero Club of France issued their first list of pilots' certificates.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
I'll bring you a stock certificate and you can compare it with Miss Morton's when you see her.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
Officers' certificates must be returned if the officer resigns or if the certificate is cancelled, as these are the property of the President.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
Gerhardt had never had sight of her marriage certificate.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
A tobacco certificate at least represented something worth money.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay
GEORGE W. VANGILDER, first lieutenant, mustered in Aug. 15, 1862; discharged on surgeon's certificate Oct. 26, 1862.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
He shall maintain his home on the premises from and after the end of two years from date of certificate.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Certificates have been sent to Washington, purporting to give the result of the election.
"The Electoral Votes of 1876" by David Dudley Field
The certificate was duly signed by the Rev.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

In poetry:

My fans—my jewels—the portrait of my husband—
The torn certificate for my daughter's grave—
These are but mortal seconds in immortal time.
They brush me, fade away: like drops of water.
They signify no crime.
"The House Of Dust: Part 03: 03:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

Savers aren't exactly getting huge returns on certificates of deposit.
Don't make licensure dependent on board certification, AMA says.
Safe deposit box es are ideal places to keep original documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, and stock certificates, which can be difficult or time-consuming to replace.
The proposal to axe GCSE examinations in England, replacing them with an English Baccalaureate certificate, has some merit.
They have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field, and they pass a national certification exam.
As ISO 13485 certification has become virtually a requirement for medical device suppliers, what is/will be the next significant differentiator .
Some of the Dinar scams operate the same way: You don't actually get any Dinars , but instead just a statement showing that you have Dinars or some sort of phony-baloney "Certificate" of ownership.
The NBCE Board of Directors has announced that those individuals who received an NBCE Diplomate certificate prior to February 1983 may rightfully use that designation.
BTA member dealers may purchase discounted exam vouchers for CompTIA's CDIA+ certification direct from BTA for only $241, a $35 savings off of CompTIA's current non-member fee ($276).
The CompTIA CDIA+ certification covers the fundamentals and procedures required of a proficient imaging solutions provider.
BTA member dealers may purchase discounted exam vouchers for CompTIA's Printing and Document Imaging (PDI+) certification direct from BTA for only $218, a $35 savings off of CompTIA's current non-member fee ($253).
Since November 2004, Teleserv, a Manila firm, has offered online processing for overseas employment certificates.
Talk veteran Steinberg adds video packages, scraps marriage certificate requirement.
Instead of a marriage certificate, employees in domestic partner ships would have to prove they are registered with the city's voluntary Domestic Partner Registry.
Dormitory Receives Passive-House Certification.

In science:

Since each of the values (a, b, c, d) is complex and over (0,1) and testing causes collapse to the components along the measurement bases, certification that a quantum gate works within a specific error performance will require considerable testing.
Prospects for Quantum Computing
The prior art for the use of proxy certificates comes from the Globus Alliance.
IVOA Recommendation: IVOA Single-Sign-On Profile: Authentication Mechanisms Version 1.01
Transport Layer Security (TLS) with client certificates.  Transport Layer Security (TLS) with passwords.
IVOA Recommendation: IVOA Single-Sign-On Profile: Authentication Mechanisms Version 1.01
Interfaces by which a user logs in to the SSO system shall support either TLS with client certificates, or TLS with passwords, or both.  All other interfaces shall support TLS with client certificates or shall require no authentication.
IVOA Recommendation: IVOA Single-Sign-On Profile: Authentication Mechanisms Version 1.01
The digital-signature and TLS-with-client-certificate mechanisms allow the service to verify that the client holds the private key matching a certificate transmitted with the message.
IVOA Recommendation: IVOA Single-Sign-On Profile: Authentication Mechanisms Version 1.01