Legal Definition and Related Resources of Newspaper

Meaning of Newspaper

A publication appearing at periodic, regular intervals, for the dissemination of passing events, of recent occurrences of varied character , such as political , social, moral , religious subject matters. See United States v Kelly, (C.A.6.Ky.)328 F.2d227. It may be a publication of interest to the general public or to a section of the public, such as lawyers, physicians etc. See Re sterling Cleaners & Dyers, Inc., (C. A. 7.III.) 81 F.2d 596. The term is defined statutorily in most jurisdictions.

Newspaper Alternative Definition

A printed publication, Issued in numbers at stated intervals, conveying intelligence of passing events. The term newspaper is commonly applied to such publications only as are issued in a single sheet, and at short intervals, as daily or weekly. 4 Op. Attys. Gen. U. S. 10; 7 Exch. 97. As used in statutes regulating the publication of legal notices, etc., a newspaper must contain matter of general interest; a journal confined to the interests of a single trade or profession not being within the term. 25 Minn. 147. But see 75 111. 61. But where, though the main body of the paper is devoted to some special interest, there is in each issue one or more columns of general news and reading matter and advertisements confined to no one calling or trade, the publication is a newpaper. 126 111. 219 (law journal); 38 Minn. 349 (religious weekly) ; 43 N. Y. Supp. 720 (daily mercantile journal).

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Legal English Vocabulary: Newspaper in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term newspaper into Spanish: periódico diario (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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