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Legal Definitions in English, Hungarian and Polish Statutory Instruments
Karolina Kaczmarek, Aleksandra Matulewska (Laboratorium Legilingwistyki, Instytut J─Özykoznawstwa, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza)

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Source: Investigationes Linguisticae, Volume XIII, 2006, pp. 86-101
Category: Full Papers

Language: Polish

English Abstract:

This article is to explain and compare the structure of legal definitions in English, Hungarian and Polish statutory instruments. Legal definitions are a tool enabling to make terms and legal texts more precise and unambiguous. There is a wide array of legal definitions. The following definitions will be discussed in this article: (i) definitions in the form of glossaries, (ii) bracket definitions within clauses, and (iii) non-bracket definitions within clauses. The following types of definitions will be compared: (i) parity definitions (1. classic definitions, 2. limited classic definitions, 3. non-classic definitions and within that category especially incomplete, complete, complete blank and partial definitions, 4. aggregative definitions), (ii) non-parity definitions (1. iconographic definitions and 2. conditional definitions).

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@article{ Karolina_Kaczmarek_Aleksandra_Matulewska_INVE13,
 author="Karolina Kaczmarek and Aleksandra Matulewska",
 title= "Legal Definitions in English, Hungarian and Polish Statutory Instruments",
 journal="Investigationes Linguisticae",
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