paper


paper
pa·per n
1: a piece of paper containing a written statement: as
a: a formal written composition or document often intended for publication
the Federalist paper s
b: a document containing a statement of legal status, identity, authority, or ownership
— often used in pl. whether applying to one or more items
naturalization paper s
this policy, including the endorsements and the attached paper sMutual of Omaha
c: a document (as an answer, motion, or brief) prepared in furtherance of a legal action
all paper s after the complaint required to be served upon a party shall be filed with the courtFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 5(d)
2: a document providing evidence of a financial obligation; esp: commercial paper in this entry
accommodation paper: commercial paper used by one party to accommodate another party
bearer paper: commercial paper that is freely negotiable by the holder and is made payable to bearer compare order paper in this entry
chattel paper: paper that sets out both a buyer's obligation to repay and a lender's or a seller's security interest in the goods bought or that contains the provisions of a lease of the goods
commercial paper: a usu. negotiable instrument (as a note, draft, or certificate of deposit) arising out of a commercial transaction; specif: any of the instruments constituting the obligations of a business organization that are sold as investments
order paper: commercial paper that is payable to order compare bearer paper in this entry
on paper: figured at face value

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

paper
index blank (form), certificate, document, instrument (document), pandect (treatise)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


paper
n.
A document, including letters, contracts, account books, promissory notes, and anything else that can be written or printed on paper; a written or printed instrument.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


paper
n. Any written or printed document; any negotiable document or instrument evidencing the existence of a debt; stocks and bonds; securities.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


paper
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 (See search and seizure) 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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


paper
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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