orig·i·nal n1: that from which a copy or reproduction is madeboth parties signed the original compare duplicate2: a work composed firsthand as the product of an author's creativity◇ A work must be an original in order to obtain a copyright.original adj
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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, unimitated, unique, unmatched, unordinary, unorthodox, unparalleled, unusual, unwonted, visioned, visualizing, whimsical
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
authentic, causative, fertile, genuine, incipient, initial, native (domestic), native (inborn), natural, nonconforming, noteworthy, novel, old, organic, paradigm, particular (individual), pattern, peculiar (distinctive), preliminary, primary, primordial, productive, prototype, resourceful, rudimentary, sample, source, true (authentic), underlying, undistorted, unique, unprecedented, unusual
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.First; present at the beginning; created directly by a particular person, not copied.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
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