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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.

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In a press conference, Senior Deputy Majority Leader Crispin Remulla said Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano already approved and allotted a budget for the proposal to go paperless, which they aim to implement at the soonest time possible.
Crispin Remulla had earlier announced that the chamber's leadership is pushing for a paperless Congress to reduce paper costs, estimated at P9 million a year, and to digitize the legislative process.
Senior Deputy Majority Leader and Cavite 7th District Representative Crispin "Boying" Remulla had earlier announced that the chamber's leadership has supported the paperless Congress to reduce paper costs estimated at P9 million a year and to digitize the legislative process.
Councillor Bill Harper said: "People talk about the 'paperless office'.
Minister for Science and Technology Kamran Bangash who has submitted a proposal in the new financial year budget, told The Express Tribune that they have decided to make the provincial government offices paperless and use more modern technologies in the offices.
A Nigerian insurance veteran has called on the nation's companies to adopt paperless solutions.
Dubai Asset Management, the owner and manager of a number of residential properties in the emirate, and a member of Dubai Holding, announced that it is rolling out phase one of its "fully digital and paperless property programme."
Sheikh Hamdan has also announced the first two fully digital and paperless customer journeys on the DubaiNow application during a visit to the Smart Dubai headquarters.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has initiated a three-year countdown for implementing the Dubai Paperless Strategy.
More than half of the transactions in six government entities in Dubai are now officially paperless, and plans are on to celebrate the last paper transaction in the emirate on December 12, 2021.
The focus at this year's conference will be on the transformation of banking processes and services through paperless technologies.