certified

[ sur-tuh-fahyd ]
/ ˈsɜr təˌfaɪd /

adjective

having or proved by a certificate: a certified representative.
guaranteed; reliably endorsed: a certified check.
legally declared insane.
committed to a mental institution.

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Origin of certified

First recorded in 1605–15; certify + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM certified

non·cer·ti·fied, adjectiveun·cer·ti·fied, adjectivewell-cer·ti·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for certified

certified
/ (ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪd) /

adjective

holding or guaranteed by a certificate
endorsed or guaranteeda certified cheque
(of a person) declared legally insane
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