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Legal document   /lˈigəl dˈɑkjəmɛnt/   Listen
Legal document

(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right.  Synonyms: instrument, legal instrument, official document.

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"Legal document" Quotes from Famous Books

... from information furnished by the Navy Department, the press of Christiania, then that of Norway, Sweden, and finally all Europe, gradually got hold of this story of a lottery ticket transformed into an important legal document. There was something very touching about this gift from a shipwrecked ...
— Ticket No. "9672" • Jules Verne

... secretary, hard at work at the typewriter, copying a legal document. Without a word, Kennedy at once ...
— The Exploits of Elaine • Arthur B. Reeve

... pistol from his belt, and bidding some one gag Malmsey Butt with the stock of it, proceeded to read from a portentous roll of parchment that he held in his hand. It was a semi-legal document, clothed in the quaint phraseology of a bygone period. After a long preamble, asserting their loyalty as lieges of her most bountiful Majesty and Sovereign Lady the Queen, the document declared that they then and there took possession ...
— The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales • Bret Harte

... all his efforts, Massol could not be sure whether the summons were addressed to the mistress or the maid. At the first moment he had only glanced at this legal document of the most familiar aspect; for, to save time, it is printed, and the magistrates' clerks have only to fill in the blanks left for the names and addresses of the witnesses, the hour for which they ...
— Scenes from a Courtesan's Life • Honore de Balzac

... suggest you shall sign." She pushed towards him a pseudo-legal document, just composed ...
— The Longest Journey • E. M. Forster

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