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A series of documents providing evidence of one's actions: "Judges leave a paper trail, a track record of opinions that tell, literally, where they are coming from" (Ellen Goodman).
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a written or printed record, as of transactions or judicial opinions, esp. when used to incriminate someone.
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|Noun||1.||paper trail - the written evidence of someone's activities; "this paper trail consisted mainly of electronically stored information"|
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