What is Minutes?

Legal Definition
Minutes, also known as protocols or, informally, notes, are the instant written record of a meeting or hearing. They typically describe the events of the meeting and may include a list of attendees, a statement of the issues considered by the participants, and related responses or decisions for the issues.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
Permanent and formal records of business conducted and resolutions adopted at a meeting of the board of directors or shareholders. Once accepted at the next meeting, the minutes become an official representation of the previous meeting and can be used as prima facie evidence in legal matters.
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Legal Definition
In Scotch practice. A pleading put into writing before the lord ordinary, as the ground of his judgment. Bell. In business law. Memoranda or notes of a transaction or proceeding. Thus, the record of the proceedings at a meeting of directors or shareholders of a company is called the "minutes."
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Memoranda of the transactions of a court made under its direction. See 147 Ind. 334, 47 N. E. 1J57. The entries in a minute book.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary