I’ve spent some quality time lately with definitions of the defined term Event of Default. And I’ve seen some strange things. Here are three examples: enjoy!
Here it seems as if the definition contains the defined term:
The example below is basically the same, except the defined-term parenthetical is shifted earlier in the sentence, without making any more sense:
An Event of Default constitutes an Event of Default? Who knew!
And the following example creates the defined term using neither an autonomous definition (using means) nor an integrated definition (with a defined-term parenthetical at the end of the definition). Instead, initial capitals and quotation marks are slapped on the first instance of the phrase in question:
There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, and it’s not confusing, but I don’t see the point of having yet another way of creating defined terms.
Friends, I recommend you avoid these glitches.