Legal Definition and Related Resources of Original

Meaning of Original

Bearing its own authenticity and not deriving authority from an outside source, such as original jurisdiction . Also, of or belonging to the beginning, origin, or first stage of existence of a thing. That which is not a copy or imitation .

Original Alternative Definition

That which is first in order; an authentic instrument of something, and which is to serve as a model or example to be copied or imitated. It also means first, or not deriving any authority from any other source; as, original jurisdiction, original writ, original bill, and the like.

Synonyms of Original

(Creative), adjective

  • artful
  • clever
  • daring
  • demiurgic
  • demiurgical
  • different
  • eccentric
  • envisioning
  • exceptional
  • fanciful
  • fecund
  • fertile
  • Active
  • fresh
  • gifted
  • imaginal
  • imaginative
  • individual
  • ingenious
  • inimitable
  • inspired
  • inventive
  • nonconformist
  • novel
  • odd
  • originative
  • out of the ordinary
  • poetic
  • productive
  • rare
  • resourceful
  • singular
  • unborrowed
  • uncommon
  • unconformable
  • unconventional
  • uncopied
  • uncustomary
  • underived
  • unexampled
  • unexpected
  • unfashionable
  • unheard of
  • ummitated
  • unique
  • unmatched
  • unordinary
  • unorthodox
  • unparalleled
  • unusual
  • unwonted
  • visioned
  • visualizing
  • whimsical

(Initial), adjective

  • antecedent
  • authentic
  • basal
  • basic
  • basilar
  • beginning
  • commencing
  • earliest
  • elemental
  • elementary
  • embryonic
  • first
  • formative
  • foundational
  • fundamental
  • germinal
  • inaugural
  • inauguratory
  • inchoate
  • inchoative
  • incipient
  • incunabular
  • infant
  • initial
  • initiative
  • initiatory
  • introductory
  • maiden
  • nascent
  • natal
  • native
  • nonimitative
  • opening
  • precursory
  • preliminary
  • prelusive
  • prelusory
  • primal
  • primary
  • prime
  • primeval
  • primigenial
  • primitive
  • primordial
  • pristine
  • proemial
  • pure
  • rudimental
  • rudimentary
  • seminal
  • starting
  • underlying
  • Associated Concepts: best evidence rule
  • original action
  • original decree
  • original evidence
  • original holder
  • original issue
  • original jurisdiction
  • original stock
  • original undertaking
  • original writing

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Acquittal, Amended Pleading, Appeal, Appellate Court, Archetype, Articles Of Confederation, Authentic, Authentic Copy, Best Evidence, Broadcasting, Certified Copy, Certiorari, Chain Of Title, Check, Co-conspirator’s Exception, Collateral Agreement, Collation, Common Employment, Condonation, Consortium, , Counterfeit, Court, Day-book, Derivative, Duplicate, Escheat, Exemplary Damages, Extend, Facsimile, Falsify, Forcible Detainer, Guarantee, Garranty, Guaranty, Impleader, Intervening Agency, Intervening Right, Intrinsic Fraud, Judicial Estoppel, Law Of The Case, Mesne Process, Principal, Probation, Protocols, Rehearing, Reinsurance, Repair, Rescission, Responsive, Review, Safe-conduct, Salvage Loss, Shop Book Rule, Stamp Tax, Subcontractor, Sublease, Superior Court, Title, True Copy, Trustee.


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