Definition of death certificate in English:

death certificate

Line breaks: death cer¦tifi|cate


  • An official statement, signed by a doctor, of the cause, date, and place of a person’s death.
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    • Suggested reforms included setting up an independent body to pick the second doctor who signs the death certificate.
    • The doctor signed the death certificate, and it was picked up that evening.
    • On her death certificate the doctor recorded that the town's oldest Marlburian had died simply of old age.

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