ship's papers


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ship's papers

(shĭps)
pl.n.
The documents that a ship must carry and make available for inspection by legal authorities, including documents relating to the ship's ownership, cargo, and safety.

ship's papers

pl n
(Nautical Terms) 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

ship's′ pa′pers


n.pl.
the documents legally required to be carried by an oceangoing vessel, as a certificate of registry, logbook, and cargo manifest.
[1655–65]
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Noun1.ship's papers - official papers which a ship is legally required to have; related to ownership, cargo, etc.
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
References in classic literature ?
They can not understand it, and they scorn the evidence of the ship's papers.
He had a master's certificate, and was on the ship's papers as captain, but I was a better navigator than he, and I was really captain myself.
British officers would examine a ship's papers and cargo and attempt to ascertain the nationality of the crew.
Al-Sakit explained that the ship's papers are held by the authority and no port in the world can receive the vessel without the required documents.
Commerce Minister Antonis Paschalides told reporters that after a thorough check of the ship's papers everything was in order and above board.

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