That June, the Obama campaign released his certificate of live birth on its Web site as part of its "fight the smears" effort.
You know a certificate of live birth is not a birth certificate and all that.
A week after getting my certificate, I called Reig's with some follow-up questions.
early 15c., "action of certifying," from French certificat, from Medieval Latin certificatum "thing certified," noun use of neuter past participle of certificare (see certify). Of documents, from mid-15c., especially a document which attests to someone's authorization to practice or do something (1540s).