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Definitions for legal document
le·gal doc·u·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrumentnoun

    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right


  1. legal document

    Legal instrument is a legal term of art that is used for any formally executed written document that can be formally attributed to its author, records and formally expresses a legally enforceable act, process, or contractual duty, obligation, or right, and therefore evidences that act, process, or agreement. Examples include a certificate, deed, bond, contract, will, legislative act, notarial act, court writ or process, or any law passed by a competent legislative body in municipal (domestic) or international law. Many legal instruments were written under seal by affixing a wax or paper seal to the document in evidence of its legal execution and authenticity (which often removed the need for consideration in contract law). However, today many jurisdictions have done away with the requirement of documents being under seal in order to give them legal effect.


  1. legal document

    A legal document is a written instrument officially executed or issued under authority of law, containing prescribed and enforceable legal rights, obligations, or duties, or providing evidence of a legal event or action. This can include contracts, wills, deeds, patents, court orders, or any written agreement that has a legally binding effect. It must conform to specific formats as dictated by law and it carries a higher degree of credibility and authority compared to a non-legal document.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legal document in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legal document in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of legal document in a Sentence

  1. Justin Welby:

    I signed the wedding certificate, which is a legal document, and I would have committed a serious criminal offence if I signed it knowing it was false.

  2. Michael Kitces:

    The only time my wife or I have set foot in a physical bank branch for the past two years was to get a legal document notarized. It’s glorious.

  3. Liz Salmi:

    It's not a medical document, it's a quasi-legal document.

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