Meaning of “birth certificate” in the English Dictionary

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"birth certificate" in British English

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birth certificatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɜːθ səˌtɪf.ɪ.kət/ us /ˈbɝːθ sɚˌtɪf.ɪ.kət/

Examples from literature

  • I had to get her birth certificate when her father died, and I fancy I've got it by me yet." 
  • I've only got to attach my birth certificate, and there you are. 
  • In every country where the majority of births are illegitimate it is an obvious social necessity that the names of both parents should be duly registered on all birth certificates. 
  • Nobody carries about with him birth certificate or memoranda of identification and relationship. 
  • The commune referred to in the birth certificate was Tours. 

(Definition of “birth certificate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"birth certificate" in American English

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birth certificatenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɜrθ sərˌtɪf·ɪ·kət/

an official document recording important facts connected with a baby’s birth

(Definition of “birth certificate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)