Tag: legalese

148 Why "grand theft auto", not "grand auto theft"? 2016-07-18T20:18:27.460

94 Free as in "free speech", not as in "free beer" 2013-02-14T08:27:55.547

71 Meaning of "respecting" in "no law respecting an establishment of religion" 2018-03-06T14:35:24.433

34 Differences between "mandatory" and "compulsory" 2013-03-09T20:33:39.303

33 What is the difference between robbing and stealing? 2014-09-21T12:30:59.457

15 When to use "wherein" instead of "where"? 2013-06-11T22:04:40.910

13 What is the difference between "solicitor" and lawyer? 2018-04-15T23:25:27.257

11 What is the meaning of Five Thousand and No/100 Dollars in a contract? 2015-10-09T12:49:17.100

9 What does the sign mean: this sidewalk to be closed on or about 2013-12-28T20:07:36.950

7 Wage vs. salary 2014-09-04T18:55:27.037

6 What is the difference between reckless and aggressive driving? 2013-02-10T13:38:29.947

6 "Persons" versus "individuals" 2013-02-10T17:52:25.750

6 What is "No parking" short for? 2013-11-29T10:10:11.660

6 What does "east of the Indiana/Ohio border" mean? 2014-05-22T03:19:03.543

6 Question about meaning of the phrase "unless otherwise" 2014-07-09T14:14:38.237

6 adjudge vs adjudicate vs judge (verbs) 2014-08-18T06:10:42.447

6 More polite forms of "you" 2014-08-27T15:26:58.297

6 Position of 'not' in a negative interrogative? 2014-12-17T09:35:24.740

5 Why "the heir apparent to" instead of "the apparent heir to"? 2013-08-18T14:53:09.367

5 What is the definition of "in and of..." 2014-04-23T16:19:35.053

5 Provide A Distance Of 2014-05-26T02:45:10.540

5 What does "premises" and "press full charges" mean in this sentence? 2014-06-26T09:34:23.333

5 Difference between "resident" and "inhabitant" 2014-12-14T19:24:44.973

5 Why does "will" go before a noun in this sentence? 2015-01-03T17:39:34.763

5 What's the meaning of "the form of the question" here? 2015-11-15T10:03:34.510

5 Meaning of "as will" in "an insistence on documents in such a form as will evidence with certainty a contract and the terms of that contract" 2015-12-09T05:33:14.343

5 Can you use "the" + "both" + noun? 2016-12-20T05:37:15.443

4 The difference between "testament" and "will" 2013-08-18T08:19:32.543

4 What does the phrase "grandfathered into something" mean? 2013-10-23T21:03:01.813

4 What are the differences between indemnity, indemnification and compensation? 2014-01-07T17:42:47.210

4 How to parse 3 successive negations: '... does not ... without ... unless ... ' ? 2014-08-14T12:45:26.437

4 Construct vs Construction - as nouns 2014-08-24T14:16:44.870

4 3 ambiguous pronouns by Justice Antonin Scalia 2014-12-11T11:43:55.567

4 How to say if I want to add money to my account? 2015-02-14T14:10:05.970

4 Position of 'such' as a determiner, before a noun 2015-03-19T19:51:39.990

4 What do you call someone whose job is to enforce a judge's decision? 2015-10-12T18:16:25.303

4 Is "murder" a noun or verb in "Mr Putin is guilty of conspiracy to murder"? 2016-01-21T14:32:26.310

4 What did Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. mean by 'molar to molecular actions'? 2016-06-11T22:37:59.420

4 give an explanation within two days (of/from) the receipt of this letter 2017-07-17T14:24:29.713

3 What does "of working age" mean? 2013-04-01T08:13:26.030

3 What is the word for a policy taking effect? 2014-01-10T21:48:05.610

3 Word for something that is true only at a specific period in time 2014-02-21T08:30:49.830

3 Does 'indecently' of 'indecently assaulting' weaken the meaning of assault? 2014-07-01T14:53:00.407

3 What does "divided highway" written on a white regulatory sign mean? 2014-07-08T05:54:36.487

3 “provide” vs. “provide for” 2014-08-01T08:37:54.760

3 Does 'estate' mean a kind of person? 2014-08-05T15:35:46.433

3 How to analyse/decompose 'where this would otherwise lead to an unjust result'? 2014-08-14T13:15:19.397

3 Omission of subject after "such ... as"? 2014-08-20T14:06:05.410

3 How to differentiate the opposite meanings of 'sanction'? 2014-08-22T10:05:56.410

3 Question about words in context of renting in order to owning 2014-08-23T12:27:30.587

3 Are there pronouns missing: "such as are"? 2014-08-25T08:40:36.817

3 'try to the court' vs 'try in the court' 2014-11-27T07:06:12.077

3 being VERBed vs VERBed 2014-12-01T12:40:41.867

3 What's the antecedent of 'them' - '... to let them have their proverbial consequences'? 2014-12-17T13:28:55.867

3 "The program is intended to" - is this an awkward use of the term? 2014-12-21T18:26:33.517

3 Translation of country and city names in legal documents 2014-12-30T09:45:24.487

3 Use of articles with the parties of a contract 2015-01-16T10:12:28.703

3 How to dissect/parse 'that could not otherwise have been obtained without'? 2015-02-06T18:14:08.237

3 English equivalent for French "les attendus d'un procès"? 2015-06-14T00:40:40.027

3 Meaning of "for your record" 2015-07-23T14:46:58.407

3 Can you say "a one thing?" 2016-01-28T01:39:44.653

3 Is there a name for a type of letter where the writer asks an institution to provide a service? 2017-02-16T21:09:28.403

3 Word for when someone is freed of all charges or all charges dropped against them 2017-02-28T09:12:26.627

3 "Duress" in the (archaic) sense of "Forcible restraint or imprisonment." 2017-05-23T22:19:53.447

3 What do you call a legal statement that states a fact rather than stating a rule of conduct or procedure? 2019-02-14T02:28:44.413

2 combining two ideas with 'whereas' 2013-06-24T09:30:21.603

2 Do "succession" and "successor" have the same meaning? 2013-07-04T08:16:49.667

2 Is it possible to win a tender? 2013-12-13T13:16:05.093

2 Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall forfeit to the United States irrespective of any provision of State law 2014-01-27T12:47:30.487

2 "Black market" or illegal work? 2014-05-14T13:00:58.157

2 As (It) Relates To 2014-06-20T03:24:11.413

2 Difference between these 'killing' words 2014-07-25T18:19:14.010

2 Is "consign" a negative verb? 2014-07-30T12:53:52.243

2 'advise of' vs 'advise on' vs 'advise + some other preposition' 2014-08-03T05:56:49.983

2 Meaning - norm about the norm 2014-08-03T06:22:07.860

2 How can a norm compete with itself? 2014-08-04T14:05:09.047

2 'the body politic' vs "the politic body" 2014-08-05T14:47:58.230

2 Why use "where" in a legal document instead of "when" or "in cases where"? 2014-08-10T10:20:45.563

2 Which definitions of 'positive' and 'negative' apply? 2014-08-25T08:24:14.377

2 less or lesser + assured 2014-08-25T10:01:45.417

2 Suffixes -ee vs -or 2014-08-26T06:23:52.217

2 What does 'self-denying ordinance' mean? 2014-09-06T07:09:57.200

2 "On its behalf" idiom 2014-10-18T16:04:02.227

2 Are there any differences between "exclusive bus lane" and "bus only"? 2014-10-18T17:06:46.037

2 How to parse 'if, at what moment and on what terms they become legally bound'? 2014-11-02T10:43:54.757

2 How to analyse: only if ‘but for'? 2014-11-30T12:22:22.617

2 What's the meaning of 'valid against' ? - 1963 US 2014-12-02T14:12:07.370

2 What's the meaning of 'passing that'? 2014-12-03T10:06:15.590

2 Why is this comma needed in the Declaration of Independence? 2015-01-03T08:04:30.353

2 How should I choose between "while verb+ing", "when verb+ing", and "verb+ing"? 2015-01-18T16:30:04.197

2 Why do judges use 'would' in conclusions of legal judgments? 2015-02-08T16:03:15.727

2 What does "the reporting obligations prescribed by national regulations" mean? 2015-02-10T18:21:19.990

2 How can a citizenship solemnization be 'religious'? 2015-03-18T20:01:34.097

2 as author of this work -- no article? 2015-05-06T03:29:13.220

2 Meaning of "otherwise entitled" 2015-07-23T14:23:41.057

2 What does "to be performed or complied with" in Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) mean? 2015-10-04T08:03:26.083

2 Meaning of "prove this otherwise" 2015-12-23T10:33:09.660

2 meaning of a complex sentence 2016-02-03T18:13:39.767

2 What is the meaning of levy a fine 2016-07-02T06:24:56.467