identification card

noun

Definition of identification card

: id

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Those required to file documents received their licenses starting in 2016, when the MVA began issuing Real ID licenses and identification cards under a process that at the time was approved by the federal government. Washington Post, "Maryland recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses," 15 Aug. 2019 Passed in 2005 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the REAL ID law created nationwide security standards for states to use in issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards for use at airports and federal buildings. Luke Broadwater, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland delegate seeks ‘emergency legislation’ to help drivers whose IDs are seized by police during move to ‘Real ID’," 10 Aug. 2019 The victim was on the platform of the Monroe station at 114 S. Dearborn St. just before 3 a.m. Tuesday when the robber came up, identified himself as an undercover officer and asked to see the man’s identification cards, police said. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Pictures released of suspect who posed as cop in Blue Line attack," 7 Mar. 2018 Gordon said his immediate goal is to stabilize an agency struggling to accommodate a flood of customers seeking a Real ID, a new driver’s license and identification card required for airline passengers starting in late 2020. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Can a Silicon Valley entrepreneur fix California’s troubled DMV? Newsom is banking on it," 25 Aug. 2019 Gordon said his immediate goal is to stabilize an agency struggling to accommodate a flood of customers seeking a Real ID, a new driver’s license and identification card required for airline passengers starting in late 2020. Los Angeles Times, "Can a Silicon Valley entrepreneur fix California’s troubled DMV? Newsom is banking on it," 25 Aug. 2019 Estonia has a unique 11-digit ID number from the government, along with a physical identification card and pin codes for added security, starting at age 15. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "Capital One hack exposed thousands of Social Security numbers. Why are we still using them as ID?," 30 July 2019 Fire and police badges and identification cards are accepted with a photo ID. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "How health care workers, teachers and first responders can score free Kings Island tickets," 1 Aug. 2019 An investigation revealed the suspect was in possession of debit and identification cards not belonging to the suspect, in violation of the suspect’s probation terms. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino crime report for the week of Aug. 2," 23 July 2019

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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