Definitions of documentary

  1. a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. relating to or consisting of or derived from documents Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Of or relating to written instructions or evidence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for documentary

  1. I have no intention of laying before my readers a detailed statement of the documentary evidence which has passed under my notice. – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  2. This charge is not loosely asserted; it is founded on documentary evidence under his own hand. – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow