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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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A group of women in western Uganda have been making paper -- and a livelihood -- out of elephant dung.
At the beginning of the book, the Chinese began making paper in the second or first century BC; by the end it was in the first century CE (30, 293).
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HOW TO MAKE A PAPER P AEROPLANE THE basic method for making paper aeroplanes is as follows: Take a rectangular sheet of paper and fold it in half length ways and place it in front of you with the fold at the bottom.
What's less well known is that some folk never outgrew their delight with making paper airplanes that would fly farther and higher.
Undoubtedly, it will just be a matter of time before residents of Qatar - comprising locals and expatriate workers - begin making Paper Moon their second dining address after their homes," added Sattin added.
Activities will include making paper Eiffel Towers out of art straws, paper Kakariki birds from New Zealand plus activities from Pakistan and Egypt.
I grew up making paper airplanes," the Telegraph quoted Ayoob as telling ESPN.
All about making paper hearts and bringing feathers into the bedroom.
The pupils performed a skit and demonstrated various ways to protect the environment, including making paper bags at the event which was held at Abu Dhabi Mall.
This is the fourth volume of a four-volume set offering up-to-date information fundamental to making paper, for those in that chain of industries, which travels from forest to end product.