Doc"u*ment, v. t. 1. To teach; to school. [Obs.]

I am finely documented by my own daughter.

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; dogma. [Obs.]

Learners should not be too much crowded with a heap or multitude of documents or ideas at one time.
I. Watts.

2. An example for instruction or warning. [Obs.]

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 authentic.