Primitive; first in order; bearing its own authority, and not deriving authority from an outside source; as original jurisdiction, original writ, etc. As applied to documents, the original is the first copy or archetype; that from which another instrument is trancribed, copied, or imitated.
See also original evidence.
In copyright law means that the work owes its creation or origin to the author and this in turn means that the work must not consist in actual copying. L. Batlin & Son Inc. v. Jeffrey Snyder and Etna Products Co. Inc., C.A.N.Y., 536 F.2d 486, 489
@ original bill
In equity pleading, a bill which relates to some matter not before litigated in the court by the same persons standing in the same interests. The ancient mode of commencing actions in the English court of King's bench.
See bill
@ original contractor
One who for a fixed price agrees with owner to perform certain work or furnish certain material
@ original conveyances
Those conveyances at common law, otherwise termed "primary," by which a benefit or estate is created or first arises; comprising feoffments, gifts, grants, leases, exchanges, and partitions. 2 Bl. Comm. 309
@ original cost
Total of all costs associated with acquisition of an asset
@ original entry
The first entry of an item of an account made by a merchant or other person in his accountbooks, as distinguished from entries posted into the ledger or copied from other books
@ original estates
See estate
@ original evidence
An original document, writing, or other material object introduced in evidence as distinguished from a copy of it or from extraneous evidence of its content or purport.
An "original" of a writing or recording is the writing or recording itself or any counterpart intended to have the same effect by a person executing or issuing it.
An "original" or a photograph includes the negative or any print therefrom. If data are stored in a computer or similar device, any printout or other output readable by sight shown to reflect the data accurately, is an "original". Fed.Evid.R. 1001(3).
See also copy
- original
- original document rule.
@ original inventor
In patent law, a pioneer in the art; one who evolves the original idea and brings it to some successful, useful and tangible result; as distinguished from an improver
@ original jurisdiction
Jurisdiction to consider a case in the first instance. Jurisdiction of court to take cognizance of a cause at its inception, try it, and pass judgment upon the law and facts. Distinguished from appellate jurisdiction
@ original package
A package prepared for interstate or foreign transportation, and remaining in the same condition as when it left the shipper, that is, unbroken and undivided. A package of such form and size as is used by producers or shippers for the purpose of securing both convenience in handling and security in transportation of merchandise between dealers in the ordinary course of actual commerce. Austin v. Tennessee, 179 U.S. 343, 21 S.Ct. 132, 45 L.Ed. 224.
@ original plat
The first plat of a town from the subsequent additions, and "original town" is employed in the same way
- original process (process)
@ original promise
An original promise, without the statute of frauds, is one in which the direct and leading object of the promisor is to further or promote some purpose or interest of his own, although the incidental effect may be the payment of the debt of another
@ single original
An original instrument which is executed singly, and not in duplicate
@ original document rule
The best evidence of the contents of a document is the original of that document. The party bearing the burden of proving the contents of a document is required to introduce the original unless he is excused from its production because of its nonavailability and in this instance, secondary evidence is admissible. There are no degrees of secondary evidence.
See also best evidence
@ original grade doctrine
This doctrine relieves public body from any liability for property damaged in the reduction of the surface of the street to the grade line for the first time established. Dickson v. City of Pullman, 11 Wash.App. 813, 525 P.2d 838-841

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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