• WordNet 3.6
    • n certification validating the authenticity of something or someone
    • n certification the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
    • n certification a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    • n certification confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
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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.
    • n Certification The act of certifying.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n certification The act of certifying or informing; notification of a fact.
    • n certification A making sure or certain; certain information; means of knowing.
    • n certification An explicit or formal notice; specifically, in law, a certificate attesting the truth of some statement or event; the return to a writ.
    • n certification The writing on the face of a check by which it is certified. See certify.
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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
L. certificatio,: cf. F. certification,


In literature:

When I did bring her here, and I showed him the marriage certificate, he got quite fond of the little pet.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
Egad, he must be a clever hand to have forged that certificate.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
There are two absent, with certificates.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Abbie handed the certificate back.
"Abijah's Bubble" by F. Hopkinson Smith
This receipt was to be deposited with the State Auditor, who would in exchange for it give a certificate.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
There are several kind of certificates, but those were bank certificates.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
The certificate was duly signed, and, happy that he could carry it down to his parents, he looked out the train to Penzance.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Contemporary documents give also the form Napoloeone, and his marriage certificate uses Napolione.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Then there's the birth certificate.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
Certificate of Cornelius de Lincourt.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various

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:

After all, she had her teaching certificate.
Cornell Gets MSC Seafood Certification.
Cornell University says it has become the first Ivy League school to obtain Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification.
COLUMBIA — MU will invest $2.5 million toward creating new online degree and certificate programs in the next year.
100% Certification & SNS Credential Award.
To SNA's 100% Certification/SNS Credential Award Recipients.
SNA is proud to recognize School Districts that have achieved and earned the 100% Certification/SNS Credential Award during 2011-2012 year.
Standing Committees Criminal Law Certification.
Congratulations Silvia, you win a $25 gift certificate from Gardener's Supply.
"No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate," Romney told a crowd in his home state of Michigan.
'No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate,' Romney said in his native Michigan.
Copy Certification By Document Custodian Of Birth Certificate.
Evelyn Collier, 79, can't get an approved photo ID because she has no official birth certificate.
Some of the more popular items are the gift certificates for restaurants, theme parks, historic sites, museums, and more.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification recently approved a new Scot Labs' Encapsulation Class for Continuing Education Credits.

In science:

Authorization GSI supports the notion of local policy enforced locally. To achieve this, GSI provides mechanisms for translating a user’s GSI identity (i.e., the distinguished name from the user’s certificate) to a local identity (for example, a Kerberos principal, or a local Unix user account).
A Community Authorization Service for Group Collaboration
To summarize, we have tried to ensure that an entity cannot delegate more authority than it has and that a server process that does not know how to enforce the restrictions in a restricted proxy certificate will reject the certificate outright.
A Community Authorization Service for Group Collaboration
Formal Treatment of Certificate Revocation Under Communal Access Control. in IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. 2001. D.
A Community Authorization Service for Group Collaboration
In the proposed mechanism, the network is equipped with an infrastructure of authorities and LLCs such that a certificate is delivered over the LLC to a user that has requested it. A device is able to obtain a certificate only upon communicating under a visible monitoring, a univocal credential.
A Distributed Trust Management Framework for Detecting Malicious Packet Dropping Nodes in a Mobile Ad Hoc Network
Tampering of received feedbacks: Cryptographic mechanisms prevent such attacks. Moreover, a respondent node can detect a tampered message by comparing its local copy of the certificate with that of its neighbors.
A Distributed Trust Management Framework for Detecting Malicious Packet Dropping Nodes in a Mobile Ad Hoc Network