Meaning of CERTIFICATE in English


cer ‧ tif ‧ i ‧ cate S3 W3 /səˈtɪfɪkət $ sər-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: French ; Origin: certificat , from Late Latin , past participle of certificare ; ⇨ ↑ certify ]

1 . an official document that states that a fact or facts are true

birth/death/marriage certificate (=giving details of someone’s birth, death, or marriage)

2 . an official paper stating that you have completed a course of study or passed an examination:

a degree certificate

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■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + certificate

▪ a medical certificate

You can get a medical certificate that shows which vaccinations you've had.

▪ a birth certificate

In order to get a passport, you'll need your birth certificate.

▪ a marriage certificate

He found a copy of his parents' marriage certificate.

▪ a death certificate

According to his death certificate, he died aged 44.

▪ a share certificate (=proving what shares someone owns)

She kept official letters and share certificates in a locked case.

■ verbs

▪ issue a certificate (=officially provide one)

The certificate will be issued upon payment of the fee.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.