Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-1994

Keywords

Legal writing, Repetition

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

One characteristic of legal writing, parodied in the caricature above, is the use of multiple words when one word might suffice. This column first explores how the practice of pairing synonyms or stringing together alternatives originated. Next, it tells when to cut back on such repetition.

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