document
document doc"u*ment (d[o^]k"[-u]*ment), n. [LL. documentum, fr. docere to teach: cf. F. document. See {Docile}.] 1. That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Learners should not be too much crowded with a heap or multitude of documents or ideas at one time. -- I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. An example for instruction or warning. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

They were forth with stoned to death, as a document to others. -- Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

3. An original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else; -- in its most extended sense, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information in the case; any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol. [1913 Webster]

Saint Luke . . . collected them from such documents and testimonies as he . . . judged to be authentic. --Paley. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (official)


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  • document — [däk′yo͞o mənt, däk′yəmənt; ] for v. [, däk′yo͞o ment΄, däk′yəment΄] n. [ME & OFr < L documentum, lesson, example, proof < docere, to teach: see DECENT] 1. anything printed, written, etc. that contains information or is relied upon to… …   English World dictionary

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