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Boilerplate

A description of uniform language used normally in legal documents that has a definite, unvarying meaning in the same context that denotes that the words have not been individually fashioned to address the legal issue presented.

boilerplate

n., adj. slang for provisions in a contract, form or legal pleading which are apparently routine and often preprinted. The term comes from an old method of printing. Today "boilerplate" is commonly stored in computer memory to be retrieved and copied when needed. A layperson should beware that the party supplying the boilerplate form usually has developed supposedly "standard" terms (some of which may not apply to every situation) to favor and/or protect the provider.

boilerplate

(US) a form or document with blanks that can be used as a template, precedent or style.
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The problem with boilerplate begins with the assertion that there is no consent to it.
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.
Also, he notes a ready-print firm could use strong-arm tactics, for instance, the threat of the firm to start another competing newspaper in a location if the firm's ready-prints or boilerplates were not used.
Chapter 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Drafting Boilerplate Provisions
You likely have read, by now, many such introductions-to-symposia, and can recognize their boilerplate structure, their adherence to the how-to-write-an-introduction protocol.
Set up each boilerplate file with a descriptive name that is easy to remember because you don't want to waste time looking it up every time you want to use it.
The guidelines are proprietary, not boilerplate," says Bien.
Flat fee arrangements are more practical for boilerplate matters such as standard contracts and lease arrangements.
Although the lease provisions addressing these items may often be dismissed by the principals, brokers and sometimes even attorneys as inconsequential boilerplate, they can affect a lender's willingness to provide financing.
At that time, the SEC staff expected that the new approach would elicit more meaningful analysis and would avoid the inclusion of boilerplate discussions.
NEW YORK -- Remove the last sentence in the Baron Real Estate Fund boilerplate.