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Definition of Document


  1. That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.
  2. An example for instruction or warning.
  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.
  4. To teach; to school.
  5. To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information; as, a a ship should be documented according to the directions of law.

Document Quotations

The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.
Winston Churchill

The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation.
Pat Robertson

Unfortunately, people are re-interpreting the Constitution as a living document, and it's not. It's a solid-based document and it shouldn't be played with.
Chuck Norris

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
Walter Scott

The amazing fact is that America is founded on a document. It's a work in progress. It can be tested by each generation.
Christopher Hitchens
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Document Translations

document in Afrikaans is dokument
document in Dutch is akte, acte, bedrijf, stuk, dokument
document in French is document, documentez, documentent, documenter
document in German is Dokument, Unterlage, Dokument, Urkunde
document in Italian is documento, documento, atto
document in Latin is tabellae
document in Norwegian is dokument, dokumentere
document in Portuguese is original
document in Spanish is escrito, documento
document in Swedish is handling, dokument, urkund, akt

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