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working papers

plural noun
legal papers often required for employment, as by an alien.
legal papers enabling a minor in the U.S. to work under certain conditions.
Origin of working papers
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for working papers
  • To back up their claims to intellectual pre-eminence, consultancies publish a flood of magazines, articles and working papers.
  • The tax advisor has access to the audit working papers.
  • Dreaming of ways to escape, she borrowed a neighbor's working papers and took a job at twelve.
  • We will subsequently contact candidates for letters of reference and copies of published work and working papers.
  • But, papers can always be maintained and updated as working papers.
  • In my field, non peer review research such as working papers don't count for tenure or promotion.
  • Tell them you want your actions recorded in their internal working papers for your possible defense later.
  • It seems that those areas that have a tradition of working papers, such as economists, are the richest in blogs.
  • Most stay only a year, and few have legal working papers.
  • working papers in this series are preliminary materials circulated for review and comment.
British Dictionary definitions for working papers

working papers

plural noun
papers or notes showing the intermediate stages of a proposal, solution, etc, arrived at or being worked on
legal documents that certain people in some countries must possess to be allowed to work
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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