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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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Bill of Health was sponsored in the House of Representatives by conservative upstate New York Congressman Gerold Solomon who -- fortuitously for the legislations chairman of the House Rules Committee.
Wald began tracking down Bricker's allegations of safety infractions at Hanford as well as reprisals from management, which now included another trip to the company psychologist in July and another clean bill of health.
In a direct blow to the Murdoch version of events, the lawyers said that there were no chances of the firm being asked to provide News International with a clean bill of health, the Daily Mail reports.
The Kennel Club, which runs Crufts, said all Best in Breed winners at the world famous dog show in 2012 and at all the club's championship shows after that will need a clean bill of health from the event's vet before their award is confirmed and they are allowed to continue to compete in the final.
Mr Simpson said: "Obviously we are pleased with the overall clean bill of health, but there can be no room for complacency.
He is an older guy who weighs 19 pounds and is a bit of a coach potato, but he has a clean bill of health. He needs a new home by May 29.
TRAINER Willie Mullins was able to give his Grand National pair a clean bill of health.
Officials say the shuttle still looks safe to fly home next week but it won't be given a clean bill of health until the findings of a spacewalk by astronauts today.
Garages in Northumberland have been given a clean bill of health following a survey on green petrol.
Staff at Solihull-based McCann Erickson got a clean bill of health as staff from the agency dressed up as doctors and nurses as part of a charity initiative.
I WAS delighted to read that Nicole Kidman has been given a clean bill of health after a recent cancer scare.
By June, I was practically ready to give it a clean bill of health.