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n
1: a check containing certification that the person who issued the check has sufficient funds on deposit to cover payment [syn: certified check, certified cheque]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Certify Cer"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Certified; p. pr. & vb. n. Certifying.] [F. certifier, LL. certificare; L. certus certain + facere to make. See Certain, and cf. Certificate, v. t.] 1. To give cetain information to; to assure; to make certain. We certify the king, that . . . thou shalt have no portion on this side the river. --Ezra iv. 16. 2. To give certain information of; to make certain, as a fact; to verify. --Hammond. The industry of science at once certifies and greatly extends our knowledge of the vastness of the creation. --I. Taylor. 3. To testify to in writing; to make a declaration concerning, in writing, under hand, or hand and seal. The judges shall certify their opinion to the chancellor, and upon such certificate the decree is usually founded. --Blackstone. Certified check, A bank check, the validity of which is certified by the bank on which it is drawn.



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