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bill of health

(bĭl)
n.
1. A certificate stating whether there is infectious disease aboard a ship or in a port of departure, given to the ship's master to present at the next port of arrival.
2. An attestation as to condition, especially a favorable one.

bill of health

(bil) [L. billa, variant of bulla]
A public health certificate stating that passengers on a public conveyance or ship are free of infectious disease.
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In their evidence to the select committee the Murdochs presented this document as evidence that the company had been given a clean bill of health.
We return home with a clean bill of health so that's really pleasing," said Hodgson.
SHOPS and eateries in Rugby have been given a clean bill of health in a series of food and drink tests by public health inspectors.
of Veterans Affairs to quickly implement the GI Bill of Health, which would open up VA health care facilities to military retirees, their families and veterans over age 65 receiving Medicare.
Mary Reveley's stable jockey was given a clean bill of health at York on Tuesday after an examination by Jockey Club chief medical officer Dr Michael Turner.
Telly sports host Jim White gets a clean bill of health from nurse Elaine Anderson as they prepare to line up in the City of Glasgow Great Scottish Run.
The FDIC has given Community Bank of the Bay a squeaky clean bill of health, freeing it from all restrictions that had previously been imposed.
Guerrero has had a history of back problems but Monday, Scioscia gave him a clean bill of health.
Things looked grim for the gelding after he had crashed out heavily at the fourth-last fence in Saturday's two- and-half-mile chase but he has been given virtually a clean bill of health by Ian Balding.
The boy was wrapped in a towel inside the carrier bag and doctors have given him a clean bill of health.
The American Legion continues to urge Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement the GI Bill of Health -- a sweeping plan which would open up under-used VA facilities to all veterans and their families receiving Tri-Care, Champus or Medicare.
While the reports often give neighborhoods a clean bill of health, real estate professionals and home buyers are always much better-off to uncover any potential environmental issues up front, as opposed to retroactively addressing a problem after a sale has been completed.