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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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The ministry also released an administrative circular stating that it would stop accepting paperwork from 49 domestic worker recruitment offices, until these offices settled their status at the ministry.
He said: "Whilst some health boards are progressing the IT agenda, the majority of community nurses in Wales are left carrying around boxes of paperwork that take literally hours in the day to complete appropriately.
And the consequences of paperwork are often quite interesting.
I usually go to government offices for my paperwork after the Dhuhr prayer.
So far, there has been a lot of complaining but no targeted action that could result in resolving the issues and turning the paperwork process into something that not only doesn't get in the way of the recovery process but, in fact, encourages it.
The RCN is also calling for all employers across the region to undertake a fundamental review of paperwork to make sure that administrative processes are fit for purpose and support clinical activity.
He has seen a marked rise in the paperwork demanded during this time.
Last night, Hexham MP Peter Atkinson said: "I know police officers on a personal basis and the amount of paperwork involved on a simple arrest is astronomical now and it takes them away from the beat.
With the ACORN program, we qualified for a loan with no PMI [private mortgage insurance] but the paperwork came to the closing with PMI calculated into the cost of the loan, which raised the closing costs an additional $1,800," says Hylick.
USC lost two starting offensive linemen Saturday, as tackle Winston Justice submitted paperwork to the NFL stating his intention to turn pro, while guard Fred Matua said he also would leave early.
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requires the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report to Congress on the paperwork burden imposed on the public by the federal government and efforts to reduce this burden.