cer·ti·fi·ca·tion /ˌsər-ti-fi-'kā-shən/ n1 a: the act of certifyingb: the state of being certified see also certiorari◇ Certification of an interlocutory decision by a trial court allows an appellate court to review the decision and to answer a controlling question of law. Certification is often used in state courts as well as federal courts and, where available, allows a federal court to refer a question of state law to the state's highest court. Certification is also used to refer to a judge's order that allows a suit to be maintained as a class action.2: a certified statement
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(attested copy) noun
affirmation, assurance, attestation, attesting declaration, authenticated confirmation, authentication, authoritative attestation, avouchment, confirmation, corroboration, declaration, documentary evidence, documentation, endorsement, evidence, instrument of proof, legal pledge, proof, ratification, reassurance, reassurement, solemn declaration, statement, substantiation, support, swearing, sworn evidence, testification, testimony, validation, verification, written evidence
associated concepts: audited and paid, certification of loss reserves, certification of stock, certified, certified according to law, certified check, false certification, fraudulent certification
absolute certainty, absolute confidence, ascertained fact, ascertainment, assurance, assuredness, authoritativeness, certain knowledge, certainty, certitude, complete conviction, conclusive proof, conclusiveness, confidence, conviction, dependability, freedom from error, incontestability, incontrovertibility, indisputability, indubitability, indubitable fact, inerrancy, inevitableness, infallibility, irrefragability, irrefutability, knowledge, matter of fact, objective certainty, positive fact, positiveness, proof, reliability, reliableness, rigorous proof, sureness, trustworthiness, unambiguity, unimpeachability, unquestionability, unquestionableness, utter reliability
(certification of proficiency) noun
affirmance, authority, authorization, citation, confirmation, copy, credential, credentials, declaration, documentation, entitlement, indorsement, letter of recognition, license, recognition
associated concepts: certification to practice law
acknowledgment (avowal), affirmance (authentication), affirmation, appointment (act of designating), asseveration, attestation, capacity (authority), certainty, certificate, confirmation, consent, copyright, corroboration, credentials, documentation, droit, guaranty, indorsement, jurat, leave (permission), license, proof, ratification, reference (recommendation), registration, stamp, subscription, support (corroboration), surety (certainty)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.1 The act of certifying.2 The state of being certified.3=>> certificate.4 Same as certiorari in some states.5 The procedure whereby a federal appellate court requests the United States Supreme Court or the highest court of a state to review an issue concerning the application or interpretation of a law that has arisen in a case pending before the appellate court, in order to give it guidance.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
1. Written attestation. 2. Authorized declaration verifying that an instrument is a true and correct copy of the original.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.