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catchall

noun container, depository, holder, receptacle, repository
Associated concepts: catchall clause to a contract
See also: depository
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In eleven of the jurisdictions that have a civil RICO, but which lack an express statute of limitations for P-RICO, the legislature provides a general catchall limitations period.
First, be wary of writing a catchall reservation that is tied to the scope of your list of reserved rights.
Perhaps they're all off shopping around the globe and visiting the Big Five (the fashion industry's catchall phrase for London, Paris, New York, Rome and Milan)?
The Brookings Institution's Kenneth Pollack, one of the liberal hawks who was a major cheerleader for the war, is fine with McCain's slippery language: al-Qaeda is a "perfectly usable catchall phrase," and campaigning "does not lend itself to long-winded explanations of what we really are facing."
However, "drafting one that responded to the understanding held by women's rights activists from diverse organisations, religions, regions or perspectives, proved impossible as no brief, concise statement could encompass the distinct ways that religious fundamentalisms operate or shift in focus from region to region or between religions, their relationship to other fundamentalisms, or concerns with the term itself." (1) Rather than drafting a catchall definition, the team then considered "family resemblances" or shared characteristics between different manifestations of religious fundamentalisms as an analytical tool.
Civil protection, which until now has been covered by the catchall articles in the existing treaty (Article 308) and the Euratom Treaty (Article 203) and managed by the European Commission's "Environment" Directorate General, has now been made an EU competence.
As this year's poster boy for bad business, the downturn in the housing market is proving to be a durable, quite popular catchall for the industry's woes.
But its designation as a catchall for tenants has begun to diminish amid the recent activity, which has dampened the district's famously high vacancy rates and boosted rents.
This year's theme, "Dance in the City," offered a catchall category where anything went (except tutus and, for the most part, pointe shoes).
The term social media is a catchall phrase for everything that the old media is not, and it is where consumer-generated content rules.
Hate speech: Kaplan & Lee (1995) defined hate speech as an "imprecise catchall term that generally includes verbal and written words and symbolic acts that convey a grossly negative assessment of particular persons or groups based on their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
Given the topics that have preoccupied Congress lately, one wonders why the Republicans don't simply propose a catchall bill aimed at illegal gay liberal Mexican flag burners and be done with it.