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Glossary Term: CERTIFICATE

Definition(s) for CERTIFICATE:


1. ) Also called stock certificate, it refers to the evidence of ownership of a bond or shares of stock. A certificate contains detailed information relating to the issuer and the owner, including the issuer's name, particulars of the issue, the number of shares or the principal amount of the bonds, and the name and address of the owner. The back of a certificate may contain further details about the issue along with a provision for transferring ownership.

2. ) The actual piece of paper that is evidence of ownership of stock in a corporation. Watermarked paper is finely engraved with delicate etchings to discourage forgery.


See Also:
CERTIFICATE OF ACCRUAL ON TREASURY SECURITIES (CATS), CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT (CD), CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN, CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION (COP), ESTOPPEL LETTER OR ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATE, INCUMBENCY CERTIFICATE, FACE-AMOUNT CERTIFICATE, GOLD CERTIFICATE, INVESTMENT CERTIFICATE, JUMBO CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT, VOTING CERTIFICATE, VOTING TRUST CERTIFICATE, ARBITRAGE CERTIFICATE


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