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ship's papers

noun
1.
necessary papers presented at all legal inspections of a ship, and containing the owner's name, description of cargo, destination, etc.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65
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  • Although no crew members were lost in the evacuation, all of the ship's papers, property and many valuables were.
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ship's papers

plural noun
1.
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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