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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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But what the boilerplate actually says is that the occurrence of future actions by various parties cannot be assured.
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Which boilerplate clauses does the company insist upon?
IPC has an excellent boilerplate contract example available through its website written by an attorney after soliciting industry consensus on key contract clauses.
of Michigan) brings to light that if disputes arise, the terms in those boilerplate contracts could deprive people of their rights.
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based band was more abstract than that of the Decemberists, although the song ``My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist,'' which became a boilerplate for all things Decemberists, was actually written for Tarkio.
Typically, such boilerplate agreements and contracts are used by governmental entities for all independent contractors.