What is DOCUMENT?

An instrument on which is recorded, by means of letters, figures, or marks, matter which may be evidentially used. In this sense, the term “document” applies to writings; to words printed, lithographed, or photographed; to seals, plates, or stones on which inscriptions are cut or engraved; to photographs and pictures; to maps and plans. The inscription may be on stone or gems, or on wood, as well as on paper or parchment. 1 Whart Ev.

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