bill of health

Definition of bill of health

  1. 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. 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


Medical Dictionary

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noun \ˌbil-əv-\

Medical Definition of bill of health

  1. :  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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