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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British Dictionary definitions for death certificate
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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