Doc"u*ment, v. t. 1.
To teach; to school. [Obs.]
I am finely documented by my own
2. To furnish with documents or papers
necessary to establish facts or give information; as, a ship should
be documented according to the directions of law.
Doc"u*ment (-?*ment), n.
[LL. documentum, fr. docere to teach: cf. F.
document. See Docile.] 1. That
which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction;
Learners should not be too much crowded with a heap or
multitude of documents or ideas at one time.
2. An example for instruction or
They were forth with stoned to death, as a
document to others. Sir W. Raleigh.
3. An original or official paper relied upon
as the basis, proof, or support of anything else; -- in its most
extended sense, including any writing, book, or other instrument
conveying information in the case; any material substance on which
the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional
mark or symbol.
Saint Luke . . . collected them from such
documents and testimonies as he . . . judged to be