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A document that is filed or introduced in evidence in a lawsuit, as in the phrases papers in the case and papers on appeal.

Any written or printed statement, including letters, memoranda, legal or business documents, and books of account, in the context of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures with respect to their "papers" as well as their persons and houses.

In the context of accommodation paper and Commercial Paper, a written or printed evidence of debt.

See: blank, certificate, document, form, instrument, pandect
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Paper-clip was introduced in Office 1997, an upgrade to Microsoft's well known suite of business applications software.
Glue on decorations and paper-clip them in place until the glue dries.
Anthony Wilson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated "as the result of the inability of the Company to paper-clip itself to Hudson Hotels Trust, which was unable to complete its initial public offering ("IPO") for a hotel REIT last year, the Company has found itself in a difficult financial position.
NYSE:MOR), a leading investment bank based in Memphis, TN, to undertake the formation and initial public offering of a paper-clip REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) which will acquire all of Hudson's owned hotels as well as other hotels, all of which will be leased to and managed by Hudson.
FOOTBALL, as Harry Redknapp must be thinking as he organises the paper-clips on his Pompey desk, is indeed a funny old game.