/sartifakat/ A written assurance, or official representation, that some act has or has not been done, or some event occurred, or some legal formality has been complied with. A written assurance made or issuing from some court, and designed as a notice of things done therein, or as a warrant or authority, to some other court, judge, or officer. A statement of some fact in a writing signed by the party certifying. A declaration in writing. A "certificate" by a public officer is a statement written and signed, but not necessarily sworn to, which is by law made evidence of the truth of the facts stated for all or for certain purposes. A document certifying that one has fulfilled the requirements of and may practice in a field.
See also affidavit
@ certificate for costs
In English practice, a certificate or memorandum drawn up and signed by the judge before whom a case was tried, setting out certain facts the existence of which must be thus proved before the party is entitled, under the statutes, to recover costs
@ certificate into chancery
In English practice, a document containing the opinion of the common-law judges on a question of law submitted to them for their decision by the chancery court
@ certificate lands
In Pennsylvania, in the period succeeding the revolution, lands set apart in the western portion of the state, which might be bought with the certificates which the soldiers of that state in the revolutionary army had received in lieu of pay
@ certificate of acknowledgment
The certificate of a notary public, justice of the peace, or other authorized officer, attached to a deed, mortgage, or other instrument, setting forth that the parties thereto personally appeared before him on such a date and acknowledged the instrument to be their free and voluntary act and deed. A verification of the act of the maker of an instrument. Thane v. Dallas Joint Stock Land Bank of Dallas, Tex.Civ.App., 129 S.W.2d 795, 799
@ certificate of amendment
Document filed with state corporation authority (e.g. Secretary of State) disclosing amendment to articles of corporate organization or charter or agreement of association
@ certificate of assize
A writ granted for the re-examination or retrial of a matter passed by assize before justices. It is now entirely obsolete. 3 Bl.Comm. 389
@ certificate of authority
Document issued by state corporation authority (e.g. Secretary of State) on application of foreign corporation granting such corporation right to do business in state
@ certificate of competency
Required of business by Small Business Administration to perform a specific government procurement contract
@ certificate of convenience and necessity
Certificate of administrative agency (e.g. Public Service Commission; I.C.C.) granting operating authority for utilities and transportation companies
@ certificate of deposit
A written acknowledgment by a bank or banker of a deposit with promise to pay to depositor, to his order, or to some other person or to his order. U.C.C. No. 3-104(2Xc). Bank document evidencing existence of a time deposit, normally paying interest
@ certificate of discharge
See satisfaction piece
@ certificate of election
Issued by governor, board of elections, or other competent authority that the person or persons named have been duly elected
@ certificate of good conduct
An official written document which determines that a person is a law-abiding citizen of good repute and character to operate licensed premises, e.g. retail liquor store. City of Chattanooga v. Tenn. Alcoholic Bev. Comm., Tenn., 525 S.W.2d 470, 480
@ certificate of holder of attached property
A certificate required by statute, in some states, to be given by a third person who is found in possession of property subject to an attachment in the sheriffs hands, setting forth the amount and character of such property and the nature of the defendant's interest in it
@ certificate of incorporation
In most states is the document prepared by the Secretary of State that evidences the acceptance of articles of incorporation and the commencement of the corporate existence. In some states the certificate of incorporation is the name given to the document filed with the Secretary of State, i.e., the articles of incorporation. The Revised Model Business Corporation Act has eliminated certificates of incorporation, requiring only a fee receipt.
@ certificate of indebtedness
An obligation sometimes issued by corporations having practically the same force and effect as a bond, though not usually secured on any specific property. It may, however, create a lien on all the property of the corporation issuing it, superior to the rights of general creditors
Compare debenture.
In banking, same as a certificate of deposit; as a government security, same as a treasury certificate
@ certificate of insurance
Document evidencing fact that an insurance policy has been written and includes a statement of the coverage of the policy in general terms
@ certificate of interest
An instrument evidencing a fractional or percentage interest in oil and gas production. People v. Sidwell, 27 Cal.2d 121, 162 P.2d 913, 915
@ certificate of need
Many states have enacted certificate-of-need laws designed to combat spiraling health care costs and the unnecessary duplication and maldistribution of health care facilities and services. Under these laws, a health care provider seeking to establish or modify a health care facility or to provide new or different institutional health care services must normally apply to the appropriate state agency for a certificate of need
@ certificate of occupancy
Document certifying that premises comply with provisions of zoning and/or building ordinances. Such document, as issued by local government agency, is commonly required before premises can be occupied and title transferred. Document that certifies that what has been done actually conforms substantially to approved plans and specifications. A number of cities require a "certificate of occupancy" for apartments, which aims at preventing their deterioration in the first place. After each vacancy, the apartment must be newly inspected to make sure it's up to standard
@ certificate of participation
A certificate issued instead of shares of stock to show a proportionate interest in an unincorporated business or in the ownership of debt of a corporation
@ certificate of public convenience and necessity
See certificate of convenience and necessity, supra
@ certificate of purchase
A certificate issued by public officer to successful bidder at a judicial sale (such as a tax sale), which will entitle him to a deed upon confirmation of sale by the court, or (as the case may be) if the land is not redeemed within the time limited
@ certificate of redemption
Evidence of redeeming a property by the owner after losing it through a judicial sale
@ certificate of registry
In maritime law, a certificate of the registration of a vessel according to the registry acts, for the purpose of giving her a national character
@ certificate of sale
The same as certificate of purchase, supra
@ certificate of title
Document evidencing ownership; commonly associated with sale of motor vehicles.
See also insurance (title insurance)

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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