What is a document in law of evidence?

What is a document in law of evidence?

Section 3 of the Evidence Act defines ‘document’ as any matter expressed or described upon any substance by means of letters, figures or marks or by more than one of those means, intended to be used, or which may be used, for the purpose of recording that matter.

What documents are admissible as evidence?

These include:

  • Acknowledged documents to prove the acknowledgment.
  • Certain commercial paper and related documents.
  • Certificates of the custodians of business records.
  • Certified copies of public records.
  • Newspapers.
  • Official documents.
  • Periodicals.
  • Trade inscriptions.

How do you prove documents in court?

In order to prove a public document in a court, one must arrange certified copies from the authorities. A copy is said to be certified when it has been signed by the authorized officer, along with his name, date and sealed when required.

What is a document in law?

A legal document, in general, is a document where two or more parties enter into an agreement and it is confirmed by the placement of their signatures at the end. If you do not sign a document it is not legal. A legal document is legally binding in the eyes of the court.

Is the document of evidence?

Oral evidence means the statements which are given by a witness before the court. When a document is produced before the court then such document is considered as documentary evidence. It is the statement of a witness in oral form. It is a statement submitted through the documents.

Which of the following documents are not admissible in evidence?

It held that the secondary data found in CD’s, DVD’s, and Pendrive are not admissible in the Court proceedings without a proper authentic certificate according to Section 65B(4) of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

What are original documents?

“Original Documents” is the blanket term used to describe the master copy of legal papers. Most documents you receive are simply a scan, photocopy, or printout of the pages that were filed at court.

How do you prove a document in evidence?


  1. By admission of the person who wrote or signed the document.
  2. By calling a person in whose presence the document was signed or written(ocular evidence/attesting witness)