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English definition of “doctor's certificate”

doctor's certificate

noun [C]
 
 
HR, WORKPLACE
a letter from a doctor saying that someone is too ill to work, or that they are well enough to do a particular job: You will need a doctor's certificate if you are absent for more than three days. Pregnant workers do not have to do night work if they have a doctor's certificate stating that such work would endanger their health. Drivers over 65 must present a doctor's certificate saying they are fit to drive.
(Definition of doctor's certificate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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