bill of healthbill of health
a certificate stating whether there is infectious disease aboard a ship or in the port which the ship is leaving: it is given to the captain to show at the next port
bill of health Idioms
clean bill of health
- a bill of health certifying the absence of infectious disease
- Informal a good record; favorable report, as after an investigation
bill of health
nounpl. bills of health
- 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.
- An attestation as to condition, especially a favorable one: gave the structure a clean bill of health in spite of its age.