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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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There is a subtle notion of the "public" sphere that underlies Radin's complaint against boilerplate.
As shown in Figure 2 below, Maddy decided to use four types of text in her report: original text, borrowed text, boilerplate text, and secondary sources.
Here is a second analogy between boilerplate terms and symposia introductions: they appear objective, but they are often one-sided.
However, if both the file you want to add the boilerplate to and the boilerplate itself are in the same folder (subdirectory), you can simply call it XY contract, omitting the full path.
Like California courts, New York courts draw a distinction between general boilerplate disclaimers of reliance and specific disclaimers.
efficient boilerplate and extract rents through prices and other purely
Right now," says Milliken, "too many of our contracts have been boilerplate, and we would like to be able to write them more specifically.
By the time that the review process was complete, providing the usual lowest-common-denominator boilerplate that bureaucracies tend to concoct, the collapsing Berlin Wall was changing everything.
Most of the tax certiorari attorneys use the same boilerplate for petitions which contain clauses protesting the way tax exemptions are calculated, so attorneys say those properties that did not settle last year may be covered.
Many boilerplate provisions are common in gift and testamentary trust instruments.
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Summary: The first article in this series introduced the importance of considering the unforeseen consequences of boilerplate terms in commercial agreements.