Lame Definitions—Inviting Reader Submissions!

In an item posted today on the (new) legal writer, Ray Ward says the following:

Right now I’m reading a long list of definitions in a bankruptcy plan of reorganization, and I just came across this one: “‘SpiritBank’ means SpiritBank.”

As definitions go, that’s pretty lame. I’m sure you, dear reader, have seen other examples of definitions that are self-evident, notably clumsy, or otherwise dubious. I invite you to share them.

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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.