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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.
The software will ensure that the internal communication and the recording and documenting process is improved, allowing BGV Property Management's staff ease of access to all office paperwork.
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.
They recognise the need for paperwork but want to concentrate on what they do best which is nursing.
Long aircraft downtime and slow turn-around time caused by incomplete paperwork may be your fault.
Frontline policing is buckling under the weight of "astronomical" paperwork with two in five North-East officers on other duties, it was yesterday claimed.
The closing was set for February 2006, but because their first-time home buyer program gave them access to nontraditional financing, setting up the financial paperwork took a bit longer than expected.