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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of certifying.
  • n. The state of being certified.
  • n. A certified statement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of certifying.
  • n. The granting of a certificate.
  • n. A professional qualification that certifies a person's ability.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of certifying.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of certifying or informing; notification of a fact.
  • n. A making sure or certain; certain information; means of knowing.
  • n. An explicit or formal notice; specifically, in law, a certificate attesting the truth of some statement or event; the return to a writ.
  • n. The writing on the face of a check by which it is certified. See certify.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
  • n. validating the authenticity of something or someone
  • n. confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
  • n. a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

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