Define: Source Document

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Definition: Source Document

Quick Summary of Source Document

What is the dictionary definition of Source Document?

Dictionary Definition

The first document to record a transaction.

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Examples of Source Document in a sentence

Using this methodology, the user typically reads from an original document called the source document.

The source document was in our possession, so we had indisputable proof that we had made the transaction and that we were in the right.

The sale was delayed because the source document which was needed to verify the actual sale could not be located by any of the parties involved.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Source Document. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. July 16, 2019
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Source Document. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: July 16, 2019).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Source Document. Retrieved July 16, 2019, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Source Document are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 4th May 2019.