Official Document

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Definition: Official Document

A document refers to an official paper that is used to record statements, facts and certain pieces of information. It can be a text file also which is used to store certain information which can be used at a later point of time.

Document is derived from Latin word “Docmentum” meaning lesson. It is something which is preserved to serve it as evidence at later point of time. It can also be defined as symbolic representation recorded in order to prove a phenomenon, whether mental or physical.


There are several categories under which documents can be defined depending upon the application. It can be categorized as

1. Public

2. Private

3. Secret


It can also be defined as draft or a proof. 

When a piece of information is picked from one document and copied into another, the original one is called source.


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