(also final disposition), n.Materials' final destruction or transfer to an archives as determined by their appraisal.DiplomaticsThat portion of a record that expresses the will or judgment of the author.


Records may be transferred to archives in their entirety, or in part by sampling or selection.


Duranti 1998, p. 147 The core of the text is the disposition2, that is, the expression of the will or judgment of the author. Here, the fact or act is expressly enunciated, usually by means of a verb able to communicate the nature of the action and the function of the document, such as 'authorize,' 'promulgate,' 'decree,' 'certify,' 'agree,' 'request,' etc.