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DOCUMENT Definition & Legal Meaning

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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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