from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Documentary 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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- n. A written record, history, or collection of evidence.
- n. the records left by a person or organization in the course of activities.
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- n. the written evidence of someone's activities
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In time it will emerge: the careless signature, the crony that talks too loud, a paper trail that leads back to JJ and the Gemini Club.