safety paper

noun

Definition of safety paper

: a paper (as the silk-fibered paper of the U.S. currency or the watermarked paper of Bank of England notes) difficult to duplicate or so made that erasures or changes in matter written or printed on it are readily detectable

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First Known Use of safety paper

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Safety paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety%20paper. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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