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duplicate

noun carbon, carbon copy, copy, ditto, double, ectype, exemplar, exemplum, facsimile, imitation, likeness, match, photostat, reenactment, repetition, replica, representation, reproduction, twin
Associated concepts: duplicate copy, duplicate original
See also: copy, correlate, counterpart, delineate, expendable, facsimile, identical, image, imitate, mock, parallel, plagiarize, quote, reconstruct, recreate, reflection, reiterate, repeat, replace, reproduce, same, superfluous, trace

DUPLICATE. The double of anything.
     2. It is usually applied to agreements, letters, receipts, and the like, when two originals are made of either of them. Each copy has the same effect. The term duplicate means a document, which is essentially the same as some other instrument. 7 Mann. & Gr. 93. In the English law, it also signifies the certificate of discharge given to an insolvent debtor, who takes the benefit of the act for the relief of insolvent debtors.
     3. A duplicate writing has but one effect. Each duplicate is complete evidence of the intention of the parties. When a duplicate is destroyed, for example, in the case of a will, it is presumed. both are intended to be destroyed; but this presumption possesses greater or less force) owing to circumstances. When only one of the duplicates is in the possession of the testator, the destruction of that is a strong presumption of an intent to revoke both; but if he possessed both, and destroys but one, it is weaker; when he alters one, and afterwards destroys it , retaining the other entire, it has been held that the intention was to revoke both. 1 P. Wms. 346; 13 Ves. 310 but that seems to be doubted. 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 548.

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Some little time ago he purchased from Morse Hudson two duplicate plaster casts of the famous head of Napoleon by the French sculptor, Devine.
Then I began to accumulate duplicate sets, duplicate albums.
The copy is to the original as the pallid, smart, inane new wax-work group is to the vigorous, earnest, dignified group of living men and women whom it professes to duplicate.
A tremendous whack came down on Tom's shoul- ders, and its duplicate on Joe's; and for the space of two minutes the dust continued to fly from the two jackets and the whole school to enjoy it.
I have got a duplicate key -- I always insist on a duplicate key of the place where she keeps her account books.
This duplication went merrily on for years before it was generally discovered that the telephone is not an ear, but a nerve system; and that such an experiment as a duplicate nerve system has never been attempted by Nature, even in her most frivolous moods.
There comes a day at last, when, while the wonted Marriage Chorus goes forth from universal Lineland, the three far-off Lovers suddenly find themselves in exact harmony, and, before they are awake, the wedded Triplet is rapt vocally into a duplicate embrace; and Nature rejoices over one more marriage and over three more births.
A duplicate of this letter he elevated on a pole, and set it up near the place of deposit.
And now, as the night was senescent, And star-dials pointed to morn -- As the star-dials hinted of morn -- At the end of our path a liquescent And nebulous lustre was born, Out of which a miraculous crescent Arose with a duplicate horn -- Astarte's bediamonded crescent, Distinct with its duplicate horn.
I have been making a duplicate of the catalogue of my father's books and pictures.
The lower part was hidden by the trees which lay between, but they could follow the tall white shaft and the duplicate green lights which topped it.
Simultaneously one of the waiting warriors raised his left hand, ostensibly to brush back his hair, and upon one of his fingers I saw the duplicate of my own ring.