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certified public accountant an accountant who has received an official state certificate for having fulfilled the legal requirements of that state.
certify to affirm the accuracy or certainty of, esp. in a formal manner; confirm. [5 definitions]
certiorari a writ sent from a higher court to a lower, requesting, for review, the transcript of a case tried in the lower court.
certitude the state, condition, or feeling of freedom from uncertainty or doubt. [2 definitions]
cerulean a sky-blue color; azure.
cerumen a waxy yellow secretion from glands in the outer ear canal; earwax.
cervical of or pertaining to the neck. [2 definitions]
cervix the muscular constriction between the uterus and the birth canal. [2 definitions]
Cesarean variant of Caesarean.
cesium a highly reactive chemical element of the alkali metal group that has fifty-five protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure form as a soft, silvery metal melting to a heavy liquid just above room temperature. (symbol: Cs) [2 definitions]
cessation a pausing or stopping; discontinuance.
cession the act of formally giving up or signing over, as a territory; ceding. [2 definitions]
cesspool a pit or hole for receiving drainage and sewage.
cesta a curved basketlike racket used in jai alai to catch and throw the ball.
c'est la vie (French) that's life; such is life.
cestus1 in ancient times, a belt or girdle worn by a woman.
cestus2 in ancient Rome, a hand covering made of strips of leather weighted with iron or lead and worn by boxers.
cesura variant of caesura.
cetacean of or belonging to the group of aquatic mammals that includes whales, porpoises, and dolphins. [2 definitions]
Cetus an autumn constellation in the northern sky, located below Pisces and Aries and containing the variable star Mira.
cevitamic acid ascorbic acid.