certified certified adj. 1. endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements; guranteed; as, certified milk; certified mail; a certified check. Opposite of {uncertified}. [Narrower terms: {certificated, credentialed, documented}; {guaranteed}] See also {certifiable}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. legally insane according to clinical criteria.

Syn: certifiable. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

3. holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill.

Syn: qualified. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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