n. The process of sending messages. A message that has been sent, especially one sent via broadcast. DiplomaticsThe transfer of a record from one party to another.


MacNeil 2002 Whereas reliability is connected to the process of documentary creation, authenticity is connected to its transmission and involves verifying or establishing the document's authorship, its place and date of origin, its status as an original or copy, and the history of its transmission, maintenance, and custody over time and space.