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ORIGINAL Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Primitive; first in order; bearing its own authority, and not deriving authority from an outside source; as original jurisdiction, original writ, etc. As applied to documents, the original is the first copy or archetype; that from which another in- strument is transcribed, copied, or imitated.


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