- an official form recording the birth of a baby and containing pertinent data, as name, sex, date, place, and parents.
Origin of birth certificate
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Now the first requisite here for marriage is the birth-certificate.Debts of Honor
The young arrival a few days later was described on his birth-certificate as "John Washington."The Little Missis
Every water-marked sheet of paper carries in itself its birth-certificate; but the difficulty is to decipher it.The Man With the Black Feather
Does a birth-certificate, a marriage-contract or an inventory of wealth represent a person?Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z
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But the father had equally little right to the name of Balzac at all, for his birth-certificate has been recently discovered.
- an official form giving details of the time and place of a person's birth, and his or her name, sex, mother's name and (usually) father's name
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