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bill of health(bĭl)
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.
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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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