Meaning of bill of health

bill' of health'

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  1. a certificate, carried by a ship, attesting to the presence or absence of infectious diseases among the ship's crew and at the port from which it has come.
  2. an attestation of fitness or qualification; a commendation: The investigating committee gave him a clean bill of health.
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