What is PAPER?

A written or printed document or instrument. A document filed or introduced in evidence in a suit at law, as, In the phrase “papers in the case” and in “papers on appeal.” Any writing or printed document, including letters, memoranda, legal or business documents, and books of account, as in the constitutional provision which protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures In respect to their “papers” as well as their houses and persons. A written or printed evidence of debt, particularly a promissory note or a bill of exchange, as in the phrases “accommodation paper” and “commercial paper.” In English practice. The list of causes or cases intended for argument, called “the paper of causes.” 1 Tidd, Pr. 504.

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