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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 plausibility of (R) lies largely in its accounting for strong intuitive judgments like this: someone who observes the color of a litmus paper is not justified in drawing the indicated chemical conclusion without having some information about the merit of a litmus test.
Ordinary litmus paper is readily available--pressed into wet soil, it will turn blue if soil is above 7.
If you've ever used litmus paper, you know how this works.
The litmus paper was pastel blue, or pastel pink, and there was silence at the lab in which to think.
Checking milk for antibiotic residues is typically carried out with a non-reusable litmus paper testing kit.
The litmus paper familiar from high-school chemistry class and other pH meters gauge how acidic or basic a solution is.
So this tournament is something of a litmus paper and I believe we'll be surprised by the attitude on both sides of the Severn Bridge.
We practice making sanitation buckets and checking them with litmus paper.
4 cups of water * ** vinegar * ** thermometers ** blue litmus paper (* Teachers: See teacher's edition for details.
Early successes with this approach include ChemSensing, a two-year-old company that has developed a sort of digital form of litmus paper, for detecting chemicals, ready to go into production.
After testing a baking soda solution, a lemon slice, vinegar and other household chemicals on strips of litmus paper, Nancy, a future pediatrician, said, ``I want to come to this school