from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of a certificate; that serves to certify: as, a letter certificatory, or written testimonial.
  • noun A letter certificatory.

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  • adjective serving to certify or endorse authoritatively


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  • Denoting the Sen - ate's function, as a council of elders, of approving the resolutions of the popular assemblies before they could become law, the patriarchal authority of the Senate was obviously the public analogy of the private au - thority inherent in the certificatory function of the trustee.


  • In Paris and all Towns, every house-door must have the names of the inmates legibly printed on it, 'at a height not exceeding five feet from the ground;' every Citizen must produce his certificatory

    The French Revolution


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