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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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Why papery women are attracted to pricks is a question for some other story.
Remove the papery outer husks when you're ready to use the fruit, and rinse off the sticky residue.
The outer skin, which is thin and papery and can be peeled off like an onion, is called the "tunic.
It is a natural name for them, for they gift flowers with stiff, papery petals.
Lift the latter when the skin on the neck begins to brown and becomes papery, and harvest sweetcorn as it becomes ripe.
Available in pink, dark pink, red, salmon, gold, yellow and white, strawflowers are daisies that have an almost artificial look due to their papery, strawlike consistency.
Sunflowers, the small bushy variety, leave behind a nice little papery globe where the seeds are held.
The shimmering gold efflorescence of the golden rain tree (Koelreuteria elegans), whose large clusters of bright yellow flowers turn to rosy, papery seedpods, is the first to herald autumn.
The papery star of leaves capping the red fruit might be green, but the California strawberry industry is not.
The wasps build large versions of the papery nests of hornets found in North America, and they specialize in breaking into other social-insect nests and carrying off larvae as food for young wasps.
With their papery bark, aromatic leaves, red sap, and rapidly tapering trunks, elephant-trees are as absurd, beautiful, and intriguing as their namesakes.
Louis Sullivan denounced Burnham's plaster wedding cakes, 'They will set the cause of architecture back fifty years', but Chicago nurtured Wright and Mies before it fell prey to papery PoMo and the showy glitz of Helmut Jahn.