second papers

plural noun
  1. (before 1952) an official petition for naturalization by a resident alien desiring to become a U.S. citizen, filed two years after the first papers and upon having lived in the United States for five years.

Origin of second papers

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15

Words Nearby second papers Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023