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Noun: certificate  su(r)'ti-fi-kut
  1. A document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    - certification, credential, credentials, bona fides
     
  2. 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 certificates";
    - security
Verb: certificate  su(r)'ti-fi-kut
  1. Present someone with a certificate
     
  2. Authorize by certificate

Derived forms: certificated, certificates, certificating

Type of: authorise [Brit], authorize, award, clear, document, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document, papers, pass, present, written document

Encyclopedia: Certificate