Definition of ship's papers in English:

ship's papers

Syllabification: ship's pa·pers

noun

Documents establishing the details of a ship, including ownership, nationality, and the nature of the cargo.
More example sentences
  • 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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