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What exactly is a legal document?

According to the dictionary, a document that is legal is a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right. It’s interchangeable with a legal instrument, official document, instrument file, documents, written document or writing that delivers information (especially information of an official nature).

What are some legal documents that are common?

Articles of incorporation – a legal document that creates a corporation; it is filed with a state by the creators 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 to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country by a state

ship’s papers – official papers which a boat is legally required to have; related to possession, freight, etc.

Show – a bureau of Customs document listing the contents place on a ship or airplane
Debenture – a certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt
Letters of administration – legal document naming someone to manage an estate when no executor has been named

Letters testamentary – a legal document from a probate court or court official empowering you to discharge those responsibilities and advising you of your appointment as executor of a will
Work work permit, papers, working papers – a legal document giving advice needed for employment of certain people in specific states

law – legal document setting forth rules governing a specific type 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 will, of a client’s case testament – a legal document declaring a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of the property when they expire

living will – a document written by someone still officially competent requesting that he should be allowed to die if later badly disabled or suffering terminal illness; “after he found he had AIDS he drew up a living will”

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

Deed of trust, trust deed – a written instrument lawfully conveying property to a trustee frequently used to secure an obligation like promissory note or a mortgage
conveyance – file effecting a property transfer

income tax return, return, tax return – record giving the tax collector information regarding the citizen’s tax liability; “his gross income was enough that he’d to file a tax return”

License, permit – 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 often written by just one 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 order

Affidavit – written announcement made under oath; before someone legally authorized to administer an oath a written statement sworn to be true,

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 set of rules imposed by authority; “civilization presupposes respect for the law”; “the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order”





Texas is the second most substantial of the 50 United States and the second most populous, and the most extensive state of the 48 contiguous United States. The name, based on the Caddo word “Tejas” meaning “friends” or “allies”, was employed by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of the settlement in East Texas. Situated in the South Central United States, Texas shares a global border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas to the south, and borders the US states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2), and a growing population of 25.7 million residents.

During the Spanish colonial rule, the place was officially referred to as the Nuevo Reino de Filipinas: La Provincia de Texas. Antonio Margil de Jesus was regarded as the first individual to use the name in a letter to the Viceroy of Mexico in 20 July 1716. The name was not used in daily language but regularly appeared until the end of the 1800s in documents that were legal.

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