Minnesota Legal Documents

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What is a legal document?

According to the dictionary, a legal document is a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right. It is synonymous with a legal instrument, official document, instrument document, papers, written document or writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature).

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What are some common legal documents?

articles of incorporation – a legal document that creates a corporation; it is filed with a state by the founders of a corporation and is governed by the laws of the state

derivative instrument, derivative – a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

negotiable instrument – an unconditional order or promise to pay an amount of money

passport – a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country

ship’s papers – official papers which a ship is legally required to have; related to ownership, cargo, etc.

manifest – a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
debenture – a certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt
power of attorney – a legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor’s agent
letters of administration – legal document naming someone to administer an estate when no executor has been named

letters testamentary – a legal document from a probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities
work papers, work permit, working papers – a legal document giving information required for employment of certain people in certain countries

act, enactment – a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

law – legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; “there is a law against kidnapping”

bill, measure – a statute in draft before it becomes law; “they held a public hearing on the bill”

brief, legal brief – a document stating the facts and points of law of a client’s case testament, will – a legal document declaring a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die

living will – a document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness; “after he discovered he had AIDS he drew up a living will”

deed, deed of conveyance, title – a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it; “he signed the deed”; “he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment”

assignment – the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another

deed of trust, trust deed – a written instrument legally conveying property to a trustee often used to secure an obligation such as a mortgage or promissory note
conveyance – document effecting a property transfer

income tax return, return, tax return – document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer’s tax liability; “his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return”

license, permit, licence – a legal document giving official permission to do something

letters patent, patent – an official document granting a right or privilege

judgement, legal opinion, opinion, judgment – the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; “opinions are usually written by a single judge”

acquittance, release – a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation judicial writ, writ – (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

authorisation, authorization, mandate – a document giving an official instruction or command

affidavit – written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath

written agreement – a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
bill of indictment, indictment – a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense

impeachment – a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office

arraignment – a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment law, jurisprudence – the collection of rules imposed by authority; “civilization presupposes respect for the law”; “the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order”

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Minnesota Commercial Lease

Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state on May 11, 1858. Known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, the state’s name comes from a Dakota word for “sky-tinted water”. Those waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Minnesota is the 12th most extensive and the 21st most populous of the 50 United States. Nearly 60% of Minnesota’s residents live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area known as the “Twin Cities”, the center of transportation, business, industry and education, and home to an internationally known arts community. The remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now cleared, farmed and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation.

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