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.]
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.
To give certain information of; to make certain, as a fact; to verify.
The industry of science at once certifies and greatly extends our knowledge of the vastness of the creation.
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.
Certified check, A bank check, the validity of which is certified by the bank on which it is drawn.
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