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death certificate

(Medicine) 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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death′ certif`icate

a certificate signed by a doctor, giving information about the time, place, and cause of a person's death.
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death certificate

n (Admin) → certificato di morte
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(deθ) noun
1. the act of dying. There have been several deaths in the town recently; Most people fear death.
2. something which causes one to die. Smoking too much was the death of him.
3. the state of being dead. eyes closed in death.
ˈdeathly adjective, adverb
as if caused by death. a deathly silence; It was deathly quiet.
ˈdeath-bed noun
the bed in which a person dies.
ˈdeath certificate
an official piece of paper signed by a doctor stating the cause of someone's death.
at death's door
on the point of dying.
catch one's death (of cold)
to get a very bad cold. If you go out in that rain without a coat you'll catch your death (of cold).
put to death
to cause to be killed. The criminal was put to death by hanging.
to death
very greatly. I'm sick to death of you.
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Simenon then scrubbed the room and tidied up the corpse before telephoning a doctor colleague who signed a death certficate stating Mr Temperman had suffered a heart attack.