Pronunciation: (sûr"tu-fi-kā'shun, sur-tif"u-), [key]
1. the act of certifying.
2. the state of being certified.
3. a certified statement.
4. the writing on the face of a check by which it is certified.
5. Law.a certificate attesting the truth of some statement or event.
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