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certificate meaning

[ sə'tifikit ] Pronunciation:   "certificate" in a sentence
  • Noun: certificate  sur'tifikut
    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
      - security
    Verb: certificate  sur'tifi`keyt
    1. Present someone with a certificate 
    2. Authorize by certificate

    Derived forms: certificates, certificating, certificated

    See also: certify

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

    Encyclopedia: Certificate


  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, verb

    noun [C]

    DEPOSIT CERTIFICATE, DOCTOR'S CERTIFICATE, FIRE CERTIFICATE, GIFT CERTIFICATE, INSURANCE CERTIFICATE, MEDICAL CERTIFICATE, PRACTISING CERTIFICATE, SHARE CERTIFICATE, STOCK CERTIFICATE, TRANSFER CERTIFICATE

    an official document that can be used to prove sth, for example, that facts are true, that you own sth or have a particular qualification:

    Some shareholders will not be able to vote as they have not received their share certificates.

    a certificate of registration as a pharmacist

    I was awarded a certificate for completing the course.

    ❖ to get/issue/obtain/provide/receive/require a certificate

    ◆ a bond/share/stock certificate

    ◆ a birth/death/marriage certificate

    ◆ a certificate of membership/ownership/registration

    verb /; AmE / [+ obj] (BrE) (usually be certificated)

    to give a person, a course, etc. an official document to show that a particular standard has been reached:

    The qualifications are certificated by SCOTVEC.


  • [Finance]
    A formal document used to record a fact and used as proof of the fact, such as stock certificates, that evidence ownership of stock in a corporation.

Examples

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  1. i have brought his birth certificate.
  2. the certificate must describe the nature of the business.
  3. you mentioned certificates of deposit.
  4. she is going in for the cambridge first certificate.
  5. he brought out his certificates from his shareholders.

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