ship's papers
noun plural Date: 1830 the papers a ship is legally required to carry for due inspection to show the character of the ship and cargo

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ship's papers — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ship's papers — ➔ paper * * * ship s papers UK US noun [plural] TRANSPORT, LAW ► the set of official documents that are necessary for a ship to be able to travel: »The pirates had bought the ship s papers very cheaply from an illegal source …   Financial and business terms

  • ship's papers — n. all the documents that a merchant ship must carry to meet the requirements of port authorities, international law, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ship's papers — ship s′ pa′pers n. pl. navig. the documents legally required to be carried by an oceangoing vessel, as a certificate of registry, logbook, and cargo manifest • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • ship's papers — The documents that the master of a ship must always have available for inspection if required. They include the ship s certificate of registry, bill of health, log book, the ship s articles (muster roll), the charterparty if the ship is on… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • ship's papers — documents relating to a ship s information (i.e. ownership, cargo, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ship's papers — necessary papers presented at all legal inspections of a ship, and containing the owner s name, description of cargo, destination, etc. [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • ship's papers — The registration or enrollment of a vessel and other papers required by law to be carried by a vessel as the primary and best evidence of national character and of the ownership of vessel and cargo. 48 Am J1st Ship § 218 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ship's papers — noun official papers which a ship is legally required to have; related to ownership, cargo, etc. • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑legal document, ↑legal instrument, ↑official document, ↑instrument …   Useful english dictionary

  • ship's papers — /ʃɪps ˈpeɪpəz/ (say ships paypuhz) plural noun → paper (def. 12) …   Australian English dictionary

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