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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.