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certificate

Vox populi An official document generated by the appropriate federal, state, or other authorizing body attesting to a certain fact. See Birth certificate, Death certificate, Digital certificate, Employee certificate of insurance, Group certificate, Security certificate.

certificate

written certification of an examination, treatment, necropsy carried out by a veterinarian. Because the certificates are often the instruments on which compensation is made and lawsuits decided they are very important to the reputation of the veterinarian who prepares them and to the profession and its status in the community. The two areas of common error are the incomplete certificate that omits critical matters, especially the accurate identification of the patient, and the omission of the required entries which are left for the owner to complete, providing an opportunity and temptation to defraud.
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In the absence of any such proof, and in the face of the evidence of two eminent physicians, it is impossible to dispute the statement on the certificate that his lordship died a natural death.
The American birth certificate proves American citizenship; it is the only proof most of us have.
Certificate of Merit: Growing Alberta, Fieldstone Marketing & Communications (Harvest Gala 1999).
This certificate program is jointly supported by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).
Mazerov for his efforts in broadening the acceptability of the model certificate and also commended the States for proving receptive to the California-supported changes.

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