(plural only) Official documents or identification, as a passport.
, author=Brian Hayes
, title=Father of Fractals
, volume=101, issue=1, page=62
, passage=Toward the end of the war, Benoit was sent off on his own with forged papers
; he wound up working as a horse groom at a chalet in the Loire valley. Mandelbrot describes this harrowing youth with great sangfroid.}}
- He lost his papers while travelling and had a hard time getting home.