What does the word certificate mean?

Usage examples for certificate

  1. Margrave stepped back and swept the face of the certificate with his eyes. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  2. 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