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  • adj. In the law of evidence, a piece of evidence which will automatically be presumed authentic for purposes of admissibility based on the character of the evidence itself. Examples include certified copy of public or business records, official publications of government agencies, and newspaper articles.


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  • And that's the key issue here at TT, because the results do not have self-authenticating interpretations stamped on their foreheads.

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  • GRACE: So this very will, most likely a self-authenticating will.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2009

  • We now have a self-authenticating will, which, basically, you go on and you add in, I ` m of sound mind and body.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2009

  • In the end, it may not be that goodness is self-authenticating as good, but that the struggle is to define as good that which is loving and selfless and kind, to define it as good first for ourselves, and then to seek to win others to that point of view.

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  • For them the wind has changed and they are stuck in a self-authenticating rut from which it will be hard to leave.

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  • I think holographic wills are unwitnessed but written in the hand of the testator, so some jurisdictions allow them as kind of self-authenticating.

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  • Nor does Calvin mean to say (nor is it any part of the model to assert) that Scripture is self-authenticating in the sense that it offers evidence for itself or somehow proves itself to be accurate or reliable.

    Warranted Christian Belief

  • Instead, Scripture (through the work of the Holy Spirit) carries its own evidence with it; as Calvin says, it is self-authenticating ':

    Warranted Christian Belief

  • So Scripture isn't self-authenticating in that sense either.

    Warranted Christian Belief

  • What, then, could Calvin mean when he says that Scripture is self-authenticating?

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