Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1994

Keywords

Legal writing, Acronyms

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

Pause before you next decide to save some space in your brief or contract by defining a term with an acronym. Certainly, if you use only the initial letters of words, whole phrases can be distilled into one new word. Yet acronyms should be used sparingly in legal writing because this economy of ink is rarely an economy of thought.

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