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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copy  \Cop"y\  (k[o^]p"[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Copies}  (-[i^]z).  [F. 
  copie,  fr  L.  copia  abundance,  number,  LL  also  a 
  transcript;  co-  +  the  root  of  opes  riches.  See  {Opulent},  and 
  cf  {Copious}.] 
  1.  An  abundance  or  plenty  of  anything  [Obs.] 
 
  She  was  blessed  with  no  more  copy  of  wit,  but  to 
  serve  his  humor  thus  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  An  imitation,  transcript,  or  reproduction  of  an  original 
  work  as  a  copy  of  a  letter,  an  engraving,  a  painting,  or 
  a  statue. 
 
  I  have  not  the  vanity  to  think  my  copy  equal  to  the 
  original.  --Denham. 
 
  3.  An  individual  book,  or  a  single  set  of  books  containing 
  the  works  of  an  author;  as  a  copy  of  the  Bible;  a  copy  of 
  the  works  of  Addison. 
 
  4.  That  which  is  to  be  imitated,  transcribed,  or  reproduced; 
  a  pattern,  model,  or  example;  as  his  virtues  are  an 
  excellent  copy  for  imitation. 
 
  Let  him  first  learn  to  write,  after  a  copy,  all  the 
  letters.  --Holder. 
 
  5.  (print.)  Manuscript  or  printed  matter  to  be  set  up  in 
  type  as  the  printers  are  calling  for  more  copy. 
 
  6.  A  writing  paper  of  a  particular  size.  Same  as  {Bastard}. 
  See  under  {Paper}. 
 
  7.  Copyhold;  tenure;  lease.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Copy  book},  a  book  in  which  copies  are  written  or  printed 
  for  learners  to  imitate. 
 
  {Examined  copies}  (Law),  those  which  have  been  compared  with 
  the  originals. 
 
  {Exemplified  copies},  those  which  are  attested  under  seal  of 
  a  court. 
 
  {Certified  or  Office}  {copies},  those  which  are  made  or 
  attested  by  officers  having  charge  of  the  originals,  and 
  authorized  to  give  copies  officially.  --Abbot. 
 
  Syn:  Imitation;  transcript;  duplicate;  counterfeit. 




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