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DOCUMENT, n. [L., to teach.]

1. Precept; instruction; direction.

2. Dogmatical precept; authoritative dogma.

3. More generally, in present usage, written instruction, evidence or proof; any official or authoritative paper containing instructions or proof, for information and the establishment of facts. Thus, the president laid before congress the report of the secretary, accompanied with all the documents.

DOCUMENT, v.t.

1. To furnish with documents; to furnish with instructions and proofs, or with papers necessary to establish facts. A ship should be documented according to the directions of law.

2. To teach; to instruct; to direct.



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DOCUMENT, n. [L., to teach.]

1. Precept; instruction; direction.

2. Dogmatical precept; authoritative dogma.

3. More generally, in present usage, written instruction, evidence or proof; any official or authoritative paper containing instructions or proof, for information and the establishment of facts. Thus, the president laid before congress the report of the secretary, accompanied with all the documents.

DOCUMENT, v.t.

1. To furnish with documents; to furnish with instructions and proofs, or with papers necessary to establish facts. A ship should be documented according to the directions of law.

2. To teach; to instruct; to direct.

DOC'U-MENT, n. [L. documentum, from doceo, to teach.]

  1. Precept; instruction; direction. – Bacon. Watts.
  2. Dogmatical precept; authoritative dogma.
  3. More generally, in present usage, written instruction, evidence or proof; any official or authoritative paper containing instructions or proof, for information and the establishment of facts. Thus, the president laid before congress the report of the secretary, accompanied with all the documents.

DOC'U-MENT, v.t.

  1. To furnish with documents; to furnish with instructions and proofs, or with papers necessary to establish facts. A ship should be documented according to the directions of law.
  2. To teach; to instruct; to direct. – Dryden.

Doc"u*ment
  1. That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.

    [Obs.]

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

  2. To teach; to school.

    [Obs.]

    I am finely documented by my own daughter. Dryden.

  3. An example for instruction or warning.

    [Obs.]

    They were forth with stoned to death, as a document to others. Sir W. Raleigh.

  4. To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information; as, a ship should be documented according to the directions of law.
  5. 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.

    Saint Luke . . . collected them from such documents and testimonies as he . . . judged to be authentic. Paley.

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Document

DOCUMENT, noun [Latin , to teach.]

1. Precept; instruction; direction.

2. Dogmatical precept; authoritative dogma.

3. More generally, in present usage, written instruction, evidence or proof; any official or authoritative paper containing instructions or proof, for information and the establishment of facts. Thus, the president laid before congress the report of the secretary, accompanied with all the documents.

DOCUMENT, verb transitive

1. To furnish with documents; to furnish with instructions and proofs, or with papers necessary to establish facts. A ship should be documented according to the directions of law.

2. To teach; to instruct; to direct.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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