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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.
Origin of birth certificate
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • There's her wedding certificate and the birth certificate, and letters from her husband too.

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  • I have a little box of my mothers things and my birth certificate is among them.

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  • And she thinks if she could destroy my birth certificate, I could never go back to the States.

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  • Her birth certificate was safe, and the little bag of trinkets.

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  • Actually, I believe my birth certificate says Minneapolis, Minn.; that's correct.

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British Dictionary definitions for birth certificate

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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