“In Other Words”

The other day I encountered in other words in a contract. An Edgar search indicates that it occurs often enough to be worth mentioning. In effect, in other words allows the drafter to take a second crack at articulating something. As a general matter, say something once, why say it again?

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.