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working papers

plural noun
1.
legal papers often required for employment, as by an alien.
2.
legal papers enabling a minor in the U.S. to work under certain conditions.
Origin of working papers
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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working papers

plural noun
1.
papers or notes showing the intermediate stages of a proposal, solution, etc, arrived at or being worked on
2.
legal documents that certain people in some countries must possess to be allowed to work
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