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birth certificate

noun
1.
an official form recording the birth of a baby and containing pertinent data, as name, sex, date, place, and parents.
Origin of birth certificate
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • The birth certificate of the Descartes is in the records in the mayors office.

    Rambles in Brittany Francis Miltoun
  • I have a little box of my mothers things and my birth certificate is among them.

    Gypsies of the Air Bess Moyer
  • Her birth certificate was safe, and the little bag of trinkets.

    Gypsies of the Air Bess Moyer
  • How did you manage to get hold of his birth certificate, Captain?

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • Her records show all that, and her birth certificate is in perfect order.

    That Sweet Little Old Lady Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
British Dictionary definitions for birth certificate

birth certificate

noun
1.
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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