Document Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Document.

Document (noun)

A "document" in legal terms refers to any material that holds important information or evidence, written or printed, which can be used as a record or proof in a legal case. This term is not restricted to paper; it can encompass various mediums such as email, text messages, images, or even etchings on a piece of wood, as long as it contains useful data in a comprehendible manner. Lawyers frequently refer to these to support or challenge a declaration, or to establish facts.