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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.
"Every medical practitioner, especially those in the public service must have the technical knowledge and guidance to properly accomplish a death certificate, its legal mandates including rules and procedures for proper registration," she added.
"When we defined chronic liver disease as an underlying or contributing cause of death among individuals with diabetes listed on the death certificate, the overall results remained similar," the researchers wrote.
The airport doesn't allow repatriation of body if the death certificate mentions reason as heart attack.
Elvis's death certificate has now been made public with conspiracy theorists saying the document proves a vital link that the legendary rock and roll star did not die on August 16, 1977.
Washington DC, [USA] Nov 28 ( ANI ): Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee's death certificate has been released and it states that he died from heart failure and breathing issues.
But he added: "A coroner's interim death certificate, and a decision on that, can only be issued once a coroner's investigation has been opened.
Outside the UAE: In Talreja's case, as her father passed away in India, she registered a death certificate in India, with the local authorities there.
The death certificate has been verified by two witnesses who testified to his expiration.