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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.
Dargan Hill Monarch' bestows papery flowers that appear as if dried sunflowers and 'Summer Solstice' have pastel colours representative of a muted sunset.
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.
Its capacity to retain up to nearly 2,000 times its weight in moisture suggests that it could be helpful in restoring books, photographs, and other papery materials soaked by leaks, floods, or other watery disasters.
A papery gang, peopled by Bebe Moore Campbell, Omar Tyree, E.
Like seed heads, flowers that rely on papery bracts for their displays almost always dry well.
Lazarus, lurching from the tomb, layered in graveclothes like an onion in papery skins.
Martin's College, this 25-year-old designer of Cypriot origin quickly garnered recognition for his use of fabric that is papery in texture but malleable enough to be cut to cling.
Paper shielded them from our direct gaze (as did the dancers' papery, more-ethereal-than-usual costumes).
So far, leases have been signed by Taste of Saigon, Primo Italiano, Lebanese Taverna, Gifford's Ice Cream, Sushi Damo, Starbuck's Coffee, CVS, and The Papery.
Mother's little helper SISIS LILI ICONE GARLIC PEEL IC PEE ER, 99p, 99p DUNEL UNEL UNE M MIMIM LL ILL I Food writer Octavia Lillywhite says: Food writer Octavia Lillywhite says: "Such a useful little trick to save ages in kitchen if you're keen on cooking with Pop a clove in the tube, rub it on the Pop a clove in the tube, rub it on the table, tip the clove back out again and it comes out naked, entirely shorn of its papery skin and ready to be sliced or chopped.