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fair copy

noun

  1. a copy of a document made after final correction.
  2. the condition of such a copy.
  3. an exact copy.


fair copy

noun

  1. a clean copy of a document on which all corrections have been made


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fair copy1

First recorded in 1810–20

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Example Sentences

His cartoons are flowingly and correctly executed with a firm hand, like the fair copy of a school essay.

Weyburn wrote his fair copy on folio paper, seven-and-thirty pages.

I must again ask you to undertake the disagreeable task of making a fair copy of the errors in the Zurich Sonata.

Jefferson read his "fair copy" of the Declaration to his friend Benjamin Franklin.

He wrote a fair copy, folded it carefully, inserted it into an envelope and slipped it into his breast pocket.

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