the act of certifying.
the state of being certified.
a certified statement.
the writing on the face of a check by which it is certified.
Law. a certificate attesting the truth of some statement or event.
the act of certifying or state of being certified
(law) a document attesting the truth of a fact or statement

early 15c., “notification;” mid-15c., “demonstration, proof,” from Medieval Latin certificationem (nominative certificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Late Latin certificare (see certify). Meaning “act of providing with a legal certificate” is from 1881.

certification cer·ti·fi·ca·tion (sûr’tə-fĭ-kā’shən)

The reporting to health authorities of those diseases legally required to be reported.

The attainment of board certification in a specialty.

The court procedure by which a patient is committed to a mental institution.

Involuntary mental hospitalization.


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