- a document serving as evidence or as written testimony, as of status, qualifications, privileges, or the truth of something.
- a document attesting to the fact that a person has completed an educational course, issued either by an institution not authorized to grant diplomas, or to a student not qualifying for a diploma.
- Law. a statement, written and signed, which is by law made evidence of the truth of the facts stated, for all or for certain purposes.
- to furnish with or authorize by a certificate.
- to issue an official certificate attesting to the training, aptitude, and qualification of: to certificate a teacher.
Origin of certificate
Examples from the Web for uncertificated
Historical Examples of uncertificated
It was only that I heard he was uncertificated for marriage.
Besides, what had love to do with this Minister, who was uncertificated for matrimony?
Families among the lower grades and among the uncertificated were thus drastically discouraged.
Some villagers picked me up insensible, I was taken to the inn, and the nearest doctor—an uncertificated wretch—was summoned.Byways of Ghost-Land
You need only serve a year, or perhaps two years, as uncertificated teacher.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
- an official document attesting the truth of the facts stated, as of birth, marital status, death, health, completion of an academic course, ability to practise a profession, etc
- short for share certificate
- (tr) to authorize by or present with an official document
Word Origin for certificate
early 15c., "action of certifying," from French certificat, from Medieval Latin certificatum "thing certified," noun use of neuter past participle of certificare (see certify). Of documents, from mid-15c., especially a document which attests to someone's authorization to practice or do something (1540s).