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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Andrews nodded, but still held the death-certificate where the doctor was constantly reminded of it.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • A death-certificate is not always made out quite so simply as the public thinks.

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
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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