certified copies

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Copy \Cop"y\ (k[o^]p"[y^]), n.; pl. Copies (-[i^]z). [F.
   copie, fr. L. copia abundance, number, LL. also, a
   transcript; co- + the root of opes riches. See Opulent, and
   cf. Copious.]
   1. An abundance or plenty of anything. [Obs.]
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            She was blessed with no more copy of wit, but to
            serve his humor thus.                 --B. Jonson.
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   2. An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original
      work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or
      a statue.
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            I have not the vanity to think my copy equal to the
            original.                             --Denham.
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   3. An individual book, or a single set of books containing
      the works of an author; as, a copy of the Bible; a copy of
      the works of Addison.
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   4. That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced;
      a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an
      excellent copy for imitation.
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            Let him first learn to write, after a copy, all the
            letters.                              --Holder.
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   5. (print.) Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in
      type; as, the printers are calling for more copy.
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   6. A writing paper of a particular size. Same as Bastard.
      See under Paper.
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   7. Copyhold; tenure; lease. [Obs.] --Shak.
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   Copy book, a book in which copies are written or printed
      for learners to imitate.

   Examined copies (Law), those which have been compared with
      the originals.

   Exemplified copies, those which are attested under seal of
      a court.

   Certified copies or Office copies, those which are made
      or attested by officers having charge of the originals,
      and authorized to give copies officially. --Abbot.

   Syn: Imitation; transcript; duplicate; counterfeit.
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