What does the word certificate mean?

Usage examples for certificate

  1. That certificate Mrs. Maitland gave Blair: what made her give it to him?" – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. Margrave stepped back and swept the face of the certificate with his eyes. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  3. When Ralph Red bought his father's freedom of William le Butler, William gave him an acknowledgment for the money, and a written certificate of the transaction, but he did not sign his name. – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp