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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Mirian had her identification, her son’s birth certificate, which listed her as his mother, his hospital birth record and his vaccination records. Paloma Esquivel, latimes.com, "The Trump administration says it's a 'myth' that families that ask for asylum at ports of entry are separated. It happens frequently, records show," 1 July 2018 While his lengthy name and title are listed just like his older siblings’ titles on their birth certificates, there was one more similarity that left many confused. Lyndsey Matthews, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Is Kate Middleton Listed as a "Princess" in Prince Louis' Birth Certificate?," 1 May 2018 Prince William and Prince Charles have Arthur on their birth certificates as well. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Full Names of Everyone in the Royal Family," 27 Apr. 2018 Only Tennessee and Kansas also do not allow individuals to change their gender marker on birth certificates. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com, "Ohio Supreme Court rejects Jon Heavey's attempt to get on May ballot for governor," 29 Mar. 2018 The report, which also looked at the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women by race and educational attainment, is the first to include data for all states since maternal smoking habit questions on birth certificates were revised in 2003. Kelsey Ryan And Andy Marso, kansascity, "Missouri has one of the highest rates of pregnant smokers in the nation, study shows | The Kansas City Star," 27 Feb. 2018 Therefore, many applicants have two last names on their birth certificates. Linda E. Sanchez, Houston Chronicle, "DACA forced me to change my last name; now I am worrying," 16 Jan. 2018 Seven were not determined to be a parent, one had a false birth certificate, one had allegedly abused the child. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "Trump admin says all eligible immigrant children reunited with families, but some still held for safety concerns," 13 July 2018 Seven were not determined to be a parent, one had a false birth certificate, one had allegedly abused the child. Colleen Long, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump administration says 57 small children reunited with family, 46 deemed ineligible," 12 July 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

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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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