certificate of architect or engineer

A formal approval in writing by architect or engineer of the performance by the contractor under a building contract, usually required under the terms of a building or construction contract as a condition of the contractor's right to compensation. 13 Am J2d Bldg Contr § 32. The certificate is either one of completion or of progress, the latter being one given during the progress of the work, certifying as to the extent or value of the work done or materials furnished, its purpose being to enable the contractor to collect, under the terms of the contract, the portion or instalment of the contract price for work performed or materials furnished to date. 13 Am J2d Bldg Contr §§ 32 et seq.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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