Certified check
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. [1913 Webster]

We certify the king, that . . . thou shalt have no portion on this side the river. --Ezra iv. 16. [1913 Webster]

2. To give certain information of; to make certain, as a fact; to verify. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

The industry of science at once certifies and greatly extends our knowledge of the vastness of the creation. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. To testify to in writing; to make a declaration concerning, in writing, under hand, or hand and seal. [1913 Webster]

The judges shall certify their opinion to the chancellor, and upon such certificate the decree is usually founded. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Certified check}, A bank check, the validity of which is certified by the bank on which it is drawn. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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