death certificate

death certificate
a medical certificate stating the cause of a person's death, usually also stating the deceased's marital status, occupation, and age. A doctor's diagnosis of the main cause of death, and any contributory causes of death, and his signature are registered in Great Britain at St Catherine's House, London. Death certificates are required by law in the majority of countries throughout the world.

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