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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 "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.
Negative client reactions to boilerplate puts a shadow over the rest of phase-in, and bodes ill for the future.
The sources for this study included: open-ended interviews with Maddy and others, tapes (and transcripts) of interviews with Maddy and HAS editors, discourse-based interviews, field notes, company information, responses from a questionnaire, protocols, boilerplate, and report drafts/final drafts.
CEO of PostSharp Technologies, Gael Fraiteur, commented: "We believe that companies need to understand the cost of boilerplate code and more importantly, explore the ways to decrease the repetitive code and make their developers more productive."
REPORTED CASES INTERPRETING BOILERPLATE AT DEATH A.
But many of these boilerplate bills can come from non-politicalorganizations.
Accordingly, accounting firms must be vigilant when reviewing boilerplate NDAs or service agreements containing nondisclosure provisions.
Variety did not report details of the claims made against Bailey, and the academy sent the outlet a boilerplate statement.
Taking the adage that "All politics is local" to heart, the Independent Community Bankers of America is urging bankers to submit to their local newspapers a boilerplate op-ed blasting the credit union tax exemption.
When they occur, rote usage and encrustation weaken the communicative properties of boilerplate terms, leading some terms to lose much, if not all, meaning.
From boilerplate code and code strings to processes such as rendering binary images, understanding graphics and animation techniques, and handling broadcast receivers, this primer packs in a wealth of information for all kinds of Android programming objectives and applications, and is a winning pick for any who would consult basic Android operations in a quick manual for specific programming objectives.
Ben Shapiro, a political pundit and Editor-in-chief of right-wing rag The Daily Wire, wowed the crowd at Yeshiva University with a vitriolic speech in which he decried the scourge of political correctness, complete with boilerplate, religious right-wing jabs at liberals, non-Orthodoxy, and transgender people.