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.
a mark that certifies the origin, material, quality, mode of manufacture, accuracy, or other characteristic of a product or service: “UL” is a certification mark for appliances meeting the safety standards of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
having or proved by a certificate: a certified representative. guaranteed; reliably endorsed: a certified check. legally declared insane. committed to a mental institution. to attest as certain; give reliable information of; confirm: He certified the truth of his claim. to testify to or vouch for in writing: The medical examiner will certify his findings to […]
- Certified accountant
noun (in Britain) a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, who is authorized to audit company accounts Compare chartered accountant, certified public accountant
a check bearing a guarantee of payment by the bank on which the check is drawn.