document
doc·u·ment 1 /'dä-kyə-mənt/ n
1: a writing (as a deed or lease) conveying information see also instrument
2 a: something (as a writing, photograph, or recording) that may be used as evidence
b: an official paper (as a license) relied on as the basis, proof, or support of something (as a right or privilege)
doc·u·ment 2 /'dä-kyə-ˌment/ vt
1 a: to furnish documentary evidence of
b: to provide with exact references to authoritative supporting information
2: to furnish (as a ship) with documents (as ship's papers)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

document
I noun book, certificate, confirmation, diploma, evidence, evidentiary record, instrument, instrumentum, litterae, official publication, paper, proof, record, recorded material, register, report, tabula, verification, writ, written material associated concepts: allograph, ancient documents, cancellation of document, document of a public nature, document of title, integrated document, legal documents, public document II verb assemble the facts, authenticate, back, bear out, buttress, circumstantiate, collect evidence, confirm, corroborate, demonstrate, establish, evidence, exhibit, fortify, give references, justify, make certain, make evident, manifest, prove, provide with documents, provide with proof, show, strengthen, substantiate, support, sustain, uphold, validate, verify III index bear (adduce), blank (form), certify (attest), cite (state), confirm, corroborate, deed, dossier, establish (show), evidence, file (place among official records), index (relate), itemize, note (record), quote, record, roll, sustain (confirm), verify (confirm), will (testamentary instrument)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


document
n.
A piece of written, recorded, printed, or photographed information or evidence; a physical object or instrument on which information is recorded in letters, numbers, symbols, or images, including maps, letters, photographs, prints, x-rays, contracts, deeds, receipts, accounts, etc.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


document
Usually, a paper with writing on it. Technically, a document could be any item with a message imprinted on it, such as a piece of wood on which someone scratched out a will.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

document
In the context of dispute resolution, for the purpose of CPR 31, this extends to any medium on which information is recorded – it is therefore much wider than paper alone and in principle extends to electronic data, whether or not it is easy to recover.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


document
1 n. Information captured on paper or in electronic format. Under the rules of evidence, the term receives the broadest possible interpretation and may include such items as photographs, audiotapes, etc.
2 v. To record something, typically in writing, or to produce documents to substantiate an assertion.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


document
A written or printed instrument that conveys information.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


document
A written or printed instrument that conveys information.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

document
n.
   a popular generic word among lawyers for any paper with writing on it. Technically it could include a piece of wood with a will or message scratched on it.
   See also: documentary evidence

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
, (official)


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