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* * *boilerplate boil‧er‧plate [ˈbɔɪləˌpleɪt ǁ -lər-] noun [countable]LAW an agreement, contract etc with standard wording:
• Another piece of boilerplate that it is probably useful to include is one relating to confidentiality.
• boilerplate contract terms that can be transferred from scheme to scheme to cut costs
* * *boilerplate UK US /ˈbɔɪləpleɪt/ noun [U]► writing that has been used before many times with only very small changes: »
The contract was 50 pages of boilerplate.► a way of thinking that is ordinary and does not show any imagination: »
She displayed her boilerplate politically correct attitudes on race, free speech, and peace.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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