Entry from US English dictionary
Documents establishing the details of a ship, including ownership, nationality, and the nature of the cargo.
- The ship's papers said the cargo was for a firm identified as Integrated Chemicals and Development but contacts so far with Sudan indicated the company did not exist.
- He decided he had to leave Poland and, on July 22, he made a second attempt to flee on his former ship, using his old ship's papers.
- Similarly some of the judgments in the ship's papers cases treat the order for ship's papers as an application of the obligation of good faith.
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Syllabification: ship's pa·pers
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