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death certificate

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. Unabridged
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  • "Okay, it's your death certificate," he said, and turned back toward Izzy.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • The doctor who had attended the child refused a death certificate.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • He turned the ticket over and began filling in the death certificate.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
  • Pander had come at the captain's order for the stoker's death certificate.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Dr. Chestnut unhesitatingly issued a death certificate, ascribing her death to heart-failure.

  • I had, I knew, committed a very serious criminal offence in posing as a medical man and giving that death certificate.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
British Dictionary definitions for death certificate

death certificate

a legal document issued by a qualified medical practitioner certifying the death of a person and stating the cause if known
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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