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death certificate

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noun
  1. a certificate signed by a doctor, giving pertinent identifying information, as age and sex, about a deceased person and certifying the time, place, and cause of death.
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Examples from the Web for death certificate

Historical Examples

  • Andrews nodded, but still held the death-certificate where the doctor was constantly reminded of it.

    The Silent Bullet

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • A death-certificate is not always made out quite so simply as the public thinks.

    Day and Night Stories

    Algernon Blackwood


British Dictionary definitions for death certificate

death certificate

noun
  1. a legal document issued by a qualified medical practitioner certifying the death of a person and stating the cause if known
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