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English noun: legal instrument

1. legal instrument (communication) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

Synonymsinstrument, legal document, official document

Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document

Narrower (hyponym)acquittance, act, affidavit, arraignment, articles of incorporation, assignment, authorisation, authorization, bill, bill of indictment, brief, certificate, conveyance, debenture, deed, deed of conveyance, deed of trust, derivative, derivative instrument, enactment, impeachment, income tax return, indictment, judgement, judgment, judicial writ, law, legal brief, legal opinion, letters of administration, letters patent, letters testamentary, licence, license, living will, mandate, manifest, measure, negotiable instrument, opinion, passport, patent, permit, power of attorney, release, return, security, ship's papers, tax return, testament, title, trust deed, will, work papers, work permit, working papers, writ, written agreement

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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