written instrument

written instrument
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

written instrument
Something set down in writing; see also instrument

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

written instrument
n. Anything expressed in writing; a contract or agreement contained in the writing. Many statutes are required to be expressed in writing in order for them to take effect.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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