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Pleonasms in Legal English

Pleonasms—the use of more words than are necessary to convey meaning—in oral and written forms of English legal jargon often take on a single meaning. They consist of synonyms taking the form of doublets (e.g. “terms and conditions” or “null and void”) or triplets (e.g. “give, devise, and bequeath”), which in many cases can be […]

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What is a Back Translation?

Reverse translation, better known as “back translation,” refers to the translation process where a document is translated to a given target language and then that translation is translated back to the original language. In most cases, a translated document is translated back into the source language for the purpose of verifying the level of coincidence […]

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