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pre- +‎ certify


precertify (third-person singular simple present precertifies, present participle precertifying, simple past and past participle precertified)

  1. (transitive) To certify in advance.
    • 2007 November 27, Katie Hafner, “Tiffany and eBay in Fight Over Fakes”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Potter said that if the judge found that eBay had the same duty as flea markets and traditional retail stores to not sell counterfeit products, eBay will likely have to either stop auctioning famous luxury products or radically alter the way it does business so that it can precertify the authenticity of those products.

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