HyperDic: legal_document

English > 1 sense of the expression legal document:
NOUNcommunicationlegal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
English > legal document: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaning(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right.
Synonymslegal instrument, official document, instrument
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narroweracquittance, releaseA legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
act, enactmentA legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
affidavitwritten declaration made under oath
arraignmentA legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
articles of incorporationA legal document that creates a corporation
assignmentThe instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
bill, measureA statute in draft before it becomes law
brief, legal briefA document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
conveyancedocument effecting a property transfer
debentureA certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt / debt
deed, deed of conveyance, titleA legal document signed and sealed / sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
derivative instrument, derivativeA financial instrument whose value is based on another security
impeachmentA formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office
indictment, bill of indictmentA formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
lawlegal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
letters of administrationlegal document naming someone to administer an estate when no executor has been named
letters testamentaryA legal document from a probate ... / probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities
license, licence, permitA legal document giving official permission to do something
living willA document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness
mandate, authorization, authorisationA document giving an official instruction or command
manifestA customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
negotiable instrumentAn unconditional order or promise to pay an amount of money
opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgementThe legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
passportA document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country
patent, letters patentAn official document granting a right or privilege
power of attorneyA legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent
security, certificateA formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment
ship's papersofficial papers which a ship is legally required to have
tax return, income tax return, returndocument giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
trust deed, deed of trustA written instrument legally conveying property to a trustee often used to secure an obligation such as a mortgage or promissory note
will, testamentA legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
working papers, work papers, work permitA legal document giving information required for employment of certain people in certain countries
writ, judicial writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
written agreementA legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
Broaderdocument, written document, paperswriting that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
Spanishdocumento judicial, documento jurídico, documento legal, documento oficial, instrumento
Catalandocument jurídic, document legal, document oficial

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