a written acknowledgment of a bank that it has received from the person named a specified sum of money as a deposit, often for a fixed term at a specified interest rate.
Abbreviation: CD, C.D.
a negotiable certificate issued by a bank in return for a deposit of money for a term of up to five years CD
a document issued to a U.S. vessel of 20 tons gross or more, engaged in fishing or in trade along the U.S. coast, on the Great Lakes, or on U.S. inland waters.
a statement filed with a state official in forming a corporation, stating its name, purposes, the distribution of its stock, etc. noun (company law) a signed statement by the Registrar of Companies that a company is duly incorporated
a document certifying the country of manufacture of a commodity, often required by the customs office before importation. noun a document stating the name of the country that produced a specified shipment of goods: often required before importation of goods
a document issued to a U.S. vessel engaged in foreign trade, stating its name, nationality, ownership, etc., and claiming for it all privileges pertaining to U.S. nationality.