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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: certificat, from Late Latin, past participle of certificare; CERTIFY


Related topics: Education
cer‧tif‧i‧cate S3 W3 [countable]
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)
2SE an official paper stating that you have completed a course of study or passed an examination:
a degree certificate

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