ancient writings

ancient writings
n.
In evidence law, old (twenty or thirty years old) documents kept in official custody, presumed to be genuine without express proof.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • ancient writings — See ancient documents …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ancient writings — Documents bearing on their face every evidence of age and authenticity, of age of 30 [or 20] years, and coming from a natural and reasonable official custody. Hartzell v. U. S., C.C.A.Iowa, 72 F.2d 569, 579. These are presumed to be genuine… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ancient writings — Documents bearing on their face every evidence of age and authenticity, of age of 30 [or 20] years, and coming from a natural and reasonable official custody. Hartzell v. U. S., C.C.A.Iowa, 72 F.2d 569, 579. These are presumed to be genuine… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • ancient documents — Deeds, wills, and other writings more than thirty years (twenty years under Fed.Evid.R. 803(16)) old are so called; they are presumed to be genuine without express proof, when coming from the proper custody. Commercial law. Under U.C.C., any… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ancient documents — Deeds, wills, and other writings more than thirty years (twenty years under Fed.Evid.R. 803(16)) old are so called; they are presumed to be genuine without express proof, when coming from the proper custody. Commercial law. Under U.C.C., any… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ancient deed — A deed 30 [or 20] years old and shown to come from a proper custody and having nothing suspicious about it. See ancient writings …   Black's law dictionary

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