original


original
orig·i·nal n
1: that from which a copy or reproduction is made
both parties signed the original compare duplicate
2: 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. . 1996.

original
I (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, unimitated, unique, unmatched, unordinary, unorthodox, unparalleled, unusual, unwonted, visioned, visualizing, whimsical II (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 III index 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. . 2006


original
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. . 2008.

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