Definition of document noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdɒkjumənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːkjumənt//
    Legal documents
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  1. 1  an official paper or book that gives information about something, or that can be used as evidence or proof of something legal documents travel documents Copies of the relevant documents must be filed at court. One of the documents leaked to the press was a memorandum written by the head of the security police. Wordfinderagreement, binding, certificate, clause, deed, document, draft, draw up, subsection, witness See related entries: Legal documents
  2. 2   a computer file that contains text that has a name that identifies it Save the document before closing.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from Latin documentum ‘lesson, proof’ (in medieval Latin ‘written instruction, official paper’), from docere ‘teach’.Extra examples A document signed abroad is as legally binding as one signed at home. According to leaked cabinet documents, no compensation would be paid. Cut and paste is used to move text to a new place in the document. Documents leaked to this newspaper purport to reveal that radioactive waste is being illegally dumped on the site. Documents will be available at the news conference. Existing paper documents could be scanned into a computer. Go through the document checking for errors. He has promised to post a formal offer document to shareholders by Monday. He particularly criticized the terminology in the document. He was trying to destroy documents that testified to his guilt. He was unable to produce the document that he claimed would prove his case. Her journal is an important document of 19th-century rural life Highlight a passage in the active document and click on the print icon. I had to search through 4 000 documents to find the information I needed. I saved my work and opened a new document. Keep your travel documents in a secure place. No other genuine document exists. Please sign the enclosed document and return it to me. Scroll through the document using the scroll bar. Scroll through the document using the slider bar on the right of the window. Send and receive documents at the click of a button. Supporting documents must be submitted to the supervisory authority. The 1840 treaty is widely regarded as New Zealand’s founding document. The Department issued a consultation document. The conference adopted a document on minority rights. The document is dated 775. The document is written in Chinese. The document says they are against tax rebates. The government has produced an important new policy document. The original document has been lost or destroyed. The relevant documents are enclosed for your information. There is a disclaimer throughout the official documents. There is little reason to doubt the authenticity of this document. This statement must be understood in the context of the entire document. To create a new document, select New from the File menu. a car’s registration document a consultative document issued by the Department of Trade and Industry a document agreed with the District Council a document calling for a ceasefire a document concerning arbitration procedures in Cairo a document entitled ‘Guidelines for Good Practice’ a document of 1999 a government document on education policy a software tool for searching documents and retrieving information a working document in the discussions for a final treaty details of internal UN documents documents aimed at stimulating discussion documents covering various points of concern documents dating back to the 1920s documents leaked from the government to the press one of the key documents in this case to display documents on screen A lawyer will have to draw up the document for you. A top secret government document was leaked to the press. It’s simply a working document at present. Remember that this is a legally binding document. Several important official documents are missing. The committee presented a discussion document at yesterday’s meeting. The document was agreed by the committee. The draft version of the document contained several errors. They have produced a new policy document. This is an important legal document.
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