archival research definition, archival research meaning | English dictionary

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archive  


      n   often pl  
1    a collection of records of or about an institution, family, etc.  
2    a place where such records are kept  
3      (Computing)   data transferred to a tape or disk for long-term storage rather than frequent use  
      vb   tr  
4    to store (documents, data, etc.) in an archive or other repository  
     (C17: from Late Latin archivum, from Greek arkheion repository of official records, from arkhe government)  
   archival             adj  


archival storage  
      n   a method of retaining information outside of the internal memory of a computer  
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exp.
research into the integrity of the counterparty to a proposed contract and in the veracity of his claims
A lawyer is expected to do 'due diligence'. Would be culpable if he failed to do so. The bigger the contract, the more 'due diligence'.

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