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first papers

noun, Informal.
1.
an official declaration of intention filed by a resident alien desiring to become a U.S. citizen: not required by law after 1952.
Also, first paper.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism
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  • They are the first papers filed with the court to start the lawsuit.

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