Tonight’s topic among others: More on the History of the Birth Certificate and Daniel’s Adventures in Legal Land! and
1670s (transitive), from bond n.. Intransitive sense from 1836. Originally of things; of persons by 1969. Related: Bonded; bonding. Male bonding attested by 1969.
early 13c., “anything that binds,” phonetic variant of band (n.1). For vowel change, see long (adj.); also influenced by Old English bonda “householder,” literally “dweller” (see bondage). Legalistic sense first recorded 1590s.
“legally confirmed by bond,” 1590s, from bond (v.).
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).
“certificate of a right to receive something” (especially a stock share), 1762, probably shortened from (sub)scrip(tion) receipt. Originally “receipt for a portion of a loan subscribed,” meaning “certificate issued as currency” first recorded 1790.
c. 1300, “to flow out,” from issue (n.) or else from Old French issu, past participle of issir. Sense of “to send out authoritatively” is from c. 1600; that of “to supply (someone with something)” is from 1925. Related: Issued; issuing.