death certificate

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death certificate (plural death certificates)

  1. A document issued by a medical practitioner, or by a registrar, certifying the date, location and cause of a person's death as later entered in an official register of deaths.
    • 1959 February, “Talking of Trains: The H. & B.R. fades away”, in Trains Illustrated, page 64:
      Meanwhile, the death certificate was as good as signed by the North Eastern Region on December 1 last, when all mineral workings were withdrawn from the H. & B. route and seven additional services were substituted on the N.E.R. route out of Hull; [...].



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