document etymology

English word document comes from Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) document

Detailed word origin of document

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
document Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
document English (eng) (computing) A file that contains text.. (obsolete) An example for instruction or warning.. (obsolete) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.. An original or official paper used as the basis, proof, or support of anything else, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information pertinent to such proof or support.. Any material [...]