ancient documentEvidence. A document that is presumed to be authentic because its physical condition strongly suggests authenticity, it has existed for 20 or more years, and it has been maintained in proper custody (as by coming from a place where it is reasonably expected to be found).Fed. R. Evid. 901(b)(8).
¡ª Also termed ancient writing. [Cases: Evidence 372. C.J.S. Evidence ¡ì¡ì 1010¨C1012, 1014¨C1015.]