bill of health

noun phrase

Definition of bill of health

1 : a certificate given to the ship's master at the time of leaving port that indicates the state of health of a ship's company and of a port with regard to infectious diseases
2 : a usually favorable report following an examination or investigation gave the criticized textbook a clean bill of health

First Known Use of bill of health

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bill of health was in 1644

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“Bill of health.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bill%20of%20health. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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bill of health

noun
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Medical Definition of bill of health

: a duly authenticated certificate of the state of health of a ship's company and of a port with regard to infectious diseases that is given to the ship's master at the time of leaving the port

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