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ship's papers

Noun1.ship's papers - official papers which a ship is legally required to have; related to ownership, cargo, etc.

SHIP'S PAPERS. Those documents which are required on board of neutral ships, as evidence of their neutrality, These are the passports, sea-letter, muster-roll, charter party, bill of lading, invoices, log book, bill of health, register, and papers containing proofs of property. 1 Chit. Com. Law 487.
     2. The want of these papers, or either of them, renders the character of a vessel suspicious. Vide Clearance, and 2 Boulay Paty, Dr. Com. 14.

instrument, jurisprudence, law, legal document, legal instrument, official document
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