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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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References in classic literature ?
Wilkins nor myself could give a death certificate under the circumstances."
I have seen his death certificate. This sickened her of America, and she came back to live with a maiden aunt at Pinner, in Middlesex.
She has been married three years, and believes that her position is quite secure, having shown her husband the death certificate of some man whose name she has assumed, when suddenly her whereabouts is discovered by her first husband; or, we may suppose, by some unscrupulous woman who has attached herself to the invalid.
The synthetic cannabis, previously a legal high, featured on 60 death certificates in England and Wales last year.
What we need to know, however, is whether death certificates will be issued to animals.
According to social worker MM Nasar Kanhangad, Delhi airport doesn't accept death certificates which certify the cause of death as heart attack.
Chief executive of the company Anthony Alicastro said the two copies of death certificates Deborah posted to Merseyflow were not received - and vowed to learn from their mistakes.
But the declaration should be authorized by the court in lieu of the death certificates,' Posadas said.
According to Kayyal, the phenomenon is, in fact, quite real and one of the many consequences of the country's outdated and disorganized system of processing death certificates.
It was informed that during the above said period, 263 cases regarding modifications in birth registration certificates, 48 cases regarding modification in death certificates, 2062 new birth registration certificate and 351 death certificates were issued.
Rawalpindi -- The issuance of birth and death certificates in the Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi has gone disrupted for the last one month due to lack of NADRA sheets.