identity card

noun

Definition of identity card

: id

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Over recent years, Xinjiang has been transformed into a vast security state , packed with police stations, street cameras and security checkpoints at which electronic identity cards are scanned. Christopher Bodeen, Fox News, "US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang," 12 Sep. 2018 At the square, police checked the identity cards of every visitor exiting nearby subway stations, in addition to the usual measures of control — metal detectors, surveillance cameras and security guards — already in place. Alice Su, latimes.com, "In Beijing, disappearances and security controls ensure quiet Tiananmen anniversary," 4 June 2019 At the retrial of Russian immigrant Igor Bitkov for using false documents, Guatemalan prosecutors refused to produce the identity card of Mr. Bitkov’s daughter, Anastasia. WSJ, "Justice Too Long Delayed for Captive Innocents," 28 Dec. 2018 At the Red Spot, voters presented the special identity card used to receive the food boxes and other services and gave their names to workers who were keeping lists of those who had voted. New York Times, "Venezuela Election Won by Maduro Amid Widespread Disillusionment," 20 May 2018 Currently, only Chinese identity card holders can use the technology. Erika Kinetz, The Seattle Times, "Check-in with facial recognition now possible in Shanghai," 16 Oct. 2018 Flores Colque’s national identity card, however, has been certified by the Bolivian government. Carlos Valdez, The Seattle Times, "Bolivian woman might be world’s oldest person, at nearly 118," 28 Aug. 2018 Flores Colque's national identity card, however, has been certified by the Bolivian government. Carlos Valdez, Fox News, "Bolivian woman might be world's oldest at nearly 118," 28 Aug. 2018 For an extra $5, reporters purchased access to a software that allowed them to print unique identity cards, which enable people to access a host of government services such as free school meals and fuel subsidies. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "An Indian journalist exposed a huge breach in a government database. Now she’s facing a police complaint.," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of identity card

1900, in the meaning defined above

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