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plural noun

necessary papers presented at all legal inspections of a ship, and containing the owner's name, description of cargo, destination, etc.

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Origin of ship's papers

First recorded in 1655–65
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ship's papers

pl n

the documents that are required by law to be carried by a ship for the purpose of ascertaining details of her ownership, nationality, destination, and cargo or to prove her neutrality
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