paperwork

[pey-per-wurk]
noun
written or clerical work, as records or reports, forming a necessary but often a routine and secondary part of some work or job.

Origin:
1580–90; paper + work

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paperwork (ˈpeɪpəˌwɜːk)
 
n
clerical work, such as the completion of forms or the writing of reports or letters

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Example sentences
Even sophisticated multinationals could set up a representative office in hours
  without concern for continuous paperwork.
Then there's all the paperwork involved in accessioning a new item.
If you stay in private accommodation, agencies around the city can complete the
  paperwork for you for a fee.
We are not quite sure because a guy from my dad's work rescued her and does not
  have all the paperwork yet.
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