birth certificate


: a copy of an official record of a person's date and place of birth and parentage

Examples of birth certificate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web State health officials are working with hospitals to manually process birth certificates for births on or after June 28. Dara Kam, Orlando Sentinel, 11 July 2024 Advocates have found passports, birth certificates, Bibles, pictures and even a family member’s ashes abandoned on the ground. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 26 June 2024 First, the caregivers applied for Russian birth certificates for the children — including the Volodin siblings — and translated their names into Russian. Masha Froliak, New York Times, 2 June 2024 Nebraskans can obtain a free copy of their Nebraska birth certificates through the state Department of Health and Human Services. Maya Marchel Hoff, USA TODAY, 23 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for birth certificate 

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birth certificate was in 1821

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“Birth certificate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

birth certificate

birth cer·​tif·​i·​cate -(ˌ)sər-ˈtif-i-kət How to pronounce birth certificate (audio)
: a copy of an official record of a person's date and place of birth and parentage

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