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Boilerplate

Standard terms and conditions.

Boilerplate

Informal; standard language in a legal document. For example, a contract with few or no special conditions may use largely boilerplate language. In investing, the term often refers to a prospectus or a registration document.

boilerplate

Standardized technical language used in a legal document such as a prospectus or a registration statement.

boilerplate

A term used to refer to standard language appearing in almost all mortgages, leases, sale agreements, and other contracts. Important rights can be signed away by language lurking in the boilerplate;it is important to read all contracts thoroughly and not to skip anything.

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The drama of the boiler plate functions in many ways.
Rather, the boiler plate uses the comfortable drama of statistics to convey reassurances that the wishes of the special-interest groups are being met.
Rituals are indeed a part of the Chairman's boiler plate.
Daley further suggests, though, that each lease be reviewed thoroughly and that an attorney should be consulted in doing so, but that if the lease only contains the standard boiler plate provision paragraph 27 referring to Bills and Notices, to wit: "Except as otherwise in this lease provided, a bill, statement, notice or communication which owner may desire or be required to give to Tenant, shall be deemed sufficiently given or tendered if, in writing, delivered to Tenant personally or sent by registered or certified mail addressed to Tenant at the building of which the demised premises form a part or at the last known residence address or business address of Tenant or left at any of the aforesaid premises addressed to Tenant.
Please replace the release dated May 31, 2006 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions to the "About WageWorks" boiler plate.
Parking infrastructure integrates the boiler plate to the recycling center and the neighborhood, and contains 79 parking spaces in the basement (2 levels) and 9 seats covered in surfaces.
Apart from the docks the city was one of the largest centres of the Milling Industry (agent's capitals) and our iron and steel works were "world famous, occupying an area of 90 acres producing pig-iron, steel ship plates, boiler plates for every part of the globe".
Currently, most projects are using simple reporting boiler plates for their inspectors to fill out and send in to project managers through e-mail after a complete day's work.
Richard Trevithick seems to have been partial to the quality of the boiler plates and ironwork produced in Shropshire.
It is inefficient with redundant text; a database and use of boiler plates would have been preferable.
It is a mass of boiler plates welded and bolted together with the general conformation of a rhinoceros.