from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An official record of the date and place of a person's birth, usually including the names of the parents.
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- n. official document certifying the details of a person's birth. Name, date, and parents' names are always included; details such as parents' occupation and religion may be included.
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- n. a copy of the official document giving details of a person's birth
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Celestial Heavens the baby might be, but even before the ink on her birth certificate was dry, my sister was being called Celeste, as she has been from that day forward.
His real name was Wu Fang Choi and he was his father's seventh son by his third wife, but, when he was born, his father Four Finger Wu had sought a Hong Kong birth certificate for him, an unusual act for a boat dweller, put his mother's maiden name on the birth certificate, added Paul and got one of his cousins to pose as the real father.
The evidence he had found proved conclusively that Brian Kwok was the son of Fang-ling Wu, Ah Tarn's old employer, when according to his birth certificate and personal records his mother and father were supposed to have been surnamed Kwok and murdered by Communists in Canton in '43.
He had been born Chester Quincy Deedes: that was the name on his birth certificate and his criminal record, a record that consisted mainly of minor credit card and insurance fraud, peripheral involvement in a pension scam, and a couple of DUIs.
He had married during a visit to London and it was then that she had had a birth certificate in the name of Marie Dupin sent from France.
His birth certificate lists Glen Ridge as his birthplace.
Although the name Mortensen also appears on the birth certificate Gladys had been married to a man of this name two years earlier, Marilyn denies that he was in fact her father.
The name on the birth certificate is Norma Jeane Marilyn later drops the e in Jeane.
Born to Gladys Pearl Baker in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926, the name on her birth certificate is Norma Jeane.
It was he who had suggested the birth certificate and the new name for his Seventh Son, who suggested sending him to the Golden Country and had smoothed the waters there and the waters into the great university, and had watched over him there without his knowledge — the subterfuge solving his dilemma of how to have one of his sons trained in America without the taint of the opium connection.