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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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In fact, the complexity of the romantic village contract is probably greater, compared to boilerplate, because the absence of a comprehensive sheet of terms opens the door for various and overlapping supplementary sources.
Myth #2: Boilerplate Can Be Replaced with Informed Consent
The "sheer ignorance" that pervades boilerplate is contrasted with the principle of informed consent, whereby "the information required about what is happening to the patient must be detailed and understood by the patient before consent will be deemed to exist" (p.
In contract law, informed consent means that people should be able to opt out of legally supplied default rules and agree to the terms that the firm proposes, but such opt-outs cannot be done in wholesale boilerplate fashion.
In fact, we argue that informed medical consent is no different from consumer boilerplate or any other mandated disclosure.
Can informed-consent-to-contract boilerplate succeed where medical informed consent failed?
represent the closest thing to negotiations over boilerplate, whereby
The Dissemination of Boilerplate Terms across Tiers.
"golden rule." Since pro-buyer boilerplate terms were imposed
boilerplate terms, the right to control the very profitable market for
more subtle effects on the buyer's use of its boilerplate. For
might be in using the boilerplate indemnity provision against an