birth certificate

noun

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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When the royal baby is born in the spring, the last name on the birth certificate may be very different that that of his or her royal cousins. Eileen Reslen, Town & Country, "Why Harry and Meghan’s Child Will Have a Different Last Name Than Prince George and Princess Charlotte," 15 Oct. 2018 Lawyers verified the birth certificate with the Guatemalan consulate and obtained photos of the two together from his family in Guatemala. Kristina Davis, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Trump administration outlines plan to reunify remaining 2,500 separated children," 14 July 2018 The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. Mike Stobbe, The Christian Science Monitor, "US birth rate declines to 30-year low," 17 May 2018 The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. NBC News, "Birth rates keep falling for U.S. women," 17 May 2018 The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. CBS News, "U.S. births hit a 30-year low as fertility rate drops in most age groups," 17 May 2018 The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. Mike Stobbe, BostonGlobe.com, "US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy," 16 May 2018 The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. birth rate hits a 30-year low, despite good economy," 16 May 2018 Kael didn’t put Broughton’s name on the birth certificate. Michelle Dean, The New Republic, "Pauline Kael’s Long Delayed Big Break," 11 Apr. 2018

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1822, in the meaning defined above

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birth certificate

noun

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)

birth certificate

noun
birth cer·​tif·​i·​cate | \ -(ˌ)sər-ˈtif-i-kət \

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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