Definition for CER-TIF'I-CATE

CER-TIF'I-CATE, v.t. [or i.]

  1. To give a certificate; to lodge a certificate with the proper officer, for the purpose of being exempted from the payment of taxes to support the ministry, in a parish or ecclesiastical society. – New-England.
  2. To give a certificate to, acknowledging one to be a parishioner. But such certificated person can gain no settlement. – Blackstone, B. 1, ch. 9.
  3. To verify by certificate.

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