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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.


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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of birth certificate1

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Example Sentences

He dropped out of school at 15, lied about his age with a false birth certificate and joined the Army.

If no other parent is legally involved, the traveling adult should pack relevant paperwork such as sole legal custody documentation, a death certificate or the birth certificate listing only one parent.

Our family records were a Bible full of photos and birth certificates.

Plus, getting the requisite documents in order—driver’s license, Social Security card, birth certificate—isn’t simple even under normal circumstances.

Besides genetic information, Portugal provided a copy of her birth certificate, which lists Vandenberg as the attending physician at her birth.

My birth certificate was modified, I changed my name, and when I was sixteen I emancipated from my grandparents and my father.

She continued on to Maine and secured a birth certificate in the name of Julia Wadsworth.

Miller was able to use the Maine birth certificate to secure an Ohio identity card as Julia Wadsworth.

While in the House, he was something of a birth-certificate “truther.”

This was a short time after Obama released his birth certificate and when Trump was feigning a run for president.

Does a birth-certificate, a marriage-contract or an inventory of wealth represent a person?

By the way, you can easily put your hand on your birth certificate, as well as the death certificate of your father, I suppose?

The young arrival a few days later was described on his birth-certificate as "John Washington."

Nobody carries about with him birth certificate or memoranda of identification and relationship.

It is not for nothing that I begin with this flourish of my birth certificate and public confession of love.

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