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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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I am excited to be on the forefront of this very important development in paperback publishing.
Harris, Temple University Press, fall 2001 paperback, $29.
The launch of this new HBS Press paperback line will be supported by author events, national in-store promotions, and a national advertising and publicity campaign.
New York: Springer; 978-1-4614-6027-5 paperback $49.
Gordon Anderson, managing director at Paperback, said: "I founded Paperback to provide a niche, environmentally sustainable product to the industry that I had worked alongside for many years in my marketing agency.
According to the company's chairman Anthony Cheetham, the division is to operate in a similar way to the paperback departments at Random House and Orion, which have separate teams paperbacking their hardbacks, Publishing News reported.
with a foreword by Charlayne Hunter-Gault (Plume paperback, November 1989, ISBN 0-452-26318-2, $13.
We anticipate higher sales figures for the paperback, as Daniel's profile throughout Britain has been raised considerably since the book was originally released last year.
These innovations--especially the paperback revolution--provided an alternative to the older model of undergraduate history reading assignments in which the student typically purchased one weighty hardbound textbook and an accompanying volume of documents.
The paperback editions, as expected, are also top sellers, and the excitement has spilled over into similarly themed books.
Aarhus: Aarhus University Press; 987-87-7934-289-7 hardback; 987-87-7934291-0 paperback DK kr.
Publisher HarperCollins has revealed that it has dropped the publication of the paperback version of UK Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jade Goody's autobiography.