a card for identifying the bearer, giving name, address, and other personal data.
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Origin of identity card
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for identity card
a card that establishes a person's identity, esp one issued to all members of the population in wartime, to the staff of an organization, etc
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