Definitions for "certification path"
an ordered sequence of certificates between the entity to be validated and the trusted point in the hierarchy, i
a sequence of certificates that ultimately lead to a root certificate for final authorization
Clearly presented in the "Certificate properties" form, on its rightmost tab. Set of certificates that let you verify the sender's certificate, then its issuer's, then the issuer's of the issuer's certificate, etc., until you encounter a point of trust. Assuming that every certification authority issues certificates only to trustworthy subscribers, trust is inherited along this path. The relying party is, however, by no means obliged to accept a signature only on the grounds that certificates can form such a chain ending in one of the preset "trusted" certification authorities.
Keywords:  list, ordered
an ordered list of certificates