from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of certifying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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