birth certificate


Definition of birth certificate

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

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At the time the lawsuit was filed, Ohio was one of three states, along with Tennessee and Kansas, that don’t allow gender changes on birth certificate. Andrew J. Tobias,, "Ohio transgender birth certificate lawsuit gets early court victory," 12 Sep. 2019 Even without a birth certificate or proof of age, MacDonald enlisted and was sent to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for his physical in November 1943. Shondiin Silversmith, azcentral, "For Navajo Code Talker Peter MacDonald, a 'beautiful blue' uniform led him to enlist at 15," 29 Aug. 2019 As part of his 2017 application for a driver's license, Caban Gonzalez submitted a birth certificate issued in 2014, a valid Puerto Rico driver's license, a pay stub and his Social Security card to DDS. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Fritters and frogs: Is Georgia discriminating against Puerto Ricans with driver's license quiz?," 3 July 2019 Azar also said that the traditional method of verifying parental claims over a child, through documents like a birth certificate, will take too long. Julia Ainsley /, NBC News, "U.S. has nearly 3,000 separated migrant kids, will use DNA to find parents," 5 July 2018 The state of Kansas recognized Hyebin's adoption in late 2014 by issuing a birth certificate naming Patrick her father and Soo Jin her mother. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "If Kansas vet's adopted daughter is deported, family will go with her to South Korea | The Kansas City Star," 30 Mar. 2018 In that regard, the 29 emblazoned on his back seems far more apt than the one on his birth certificate., "Fikayo Tomori: The Other Academy Graduate Thriving at Frank Lampard's Chelsea," 16 Sep. 2019 Even after Obama released a long-form version of his birth certificate, hoping to quell the conspiracy, Trump kept floating the idea that Obama was an illegitimate president. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, "Here are the times Donald Trump's critics say he stoked racial tensions," 5 Aug. 2019 Cord, 91, who lives in Columbia, still has her fake birth certificate. Jess Nocera,, "Survivor, Howard teachers stress importance of Holocaust education in schools," 31 July 2019

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1822, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of birth certificate

: an official document that gives information about a person's birth (such as the person's name, the names of the parents, and the time and place where the birth occurred)

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birth cer·​tif·​i·​cate | \ -(ˌ)sər-ˈtif-i-kət How to pronounce birth certificate (audio) \

Medical Definition of birth certificate

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

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