Definition of self-authenticating
: serving to prove oneself to be real, true, or genuine : not requiring extrinsic proof of one's authenticity The last page of the exhibit contains the raised seal of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the signature of the prothonotary. Thus the document is self-authenticating. — Crossley v. Lieberman, 868 F.2d 566 (1989) self-authenticating evidence
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