ancient document

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ancient document (plural ancient documents)

  1. (law) In the law of evidence, a document which is admissible as an exception to the hearsay rule, and which is considered self-authenticating, because it is older than a certain age (usually twenty years), in a condition that makes it free from suspicion concerning its authenticity, and was found in a place where such a writing was likely to be kept.