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Why is no language in the world defined by one single official entity?

As I understand, languages are mutable and shaped by their usage and the need for newer terms. The definitions of single words and expressions aren't always clearly defined by dictionaries. There are ...
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What does limited or unlimited mean in a license?

What does limited or unlimited mean in a license? For example how is a limited license to use a program or specific source code, different than an unlimited one?
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What exactly does “Copyright © [year] [company]” on a website entail? [duplicate]

Almost every website has some variation of "Copyright © [year] [company]" at the bottom. Sometimes they also add "All rights reserved". What exactly do those terms entail? My biggest concern is this: ...
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Can someone please interpret this and put in simpler terms?

Where damage is caused to a visitor by a danger due to the faulty execution of any work of construction, maintenance or repair by an independent contractor, the occupier is not to be treated without ...
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What does it mean to be “in the United States” in the context of “reform” of data privacy?

I had a question regarding data privacy reform and how it would interact with the phrase “in the United States.” The specific issue is the question of physical storage and accessibility of the data. ...
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Defining a term within a US bill that does not match definition within US Code

I am currently attempting to draft a bill for an amendment I am trying to have introduced. Within the Definitions section, I am defining a "US Person". Within the USC (26 USC § 7701(a)(30)(A)) a US ...
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What is the legal definition of “surrender” when it comes to leases in the US?

My lease says "DEPOSIT RETURN, SURRENDER, AND ABANDONMENT OR JUDICIAL EVICTION. We'll mail you your security deposit refund (less lawful deductions) and an itemized accounting of any deductions no ...
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Cyclic definition of “US Person” by the IRS

The IRS classifies taxpayers into categories of "US Person" and "Foreign Person" based on their immigration status. However, the definition appears to be cyclical: According to the ...
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Defamation vs Moral Injury

Moral Injury definition: Moral injury refers to an injury to an individual's moral conscience resulting from an act of perceived moral transgression which produces profound emotional guilt and ...
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What is Legal Theory? I am asking for its concept, its definition by some Oxbridge or Ivy League Legal Dictionary

People talk about Legal Theory and I do not understand what it is. The Theory Part. In Physics, Chemisty, Geology, Economy, Sociology... Theory is an explanation of a phenomenon( why it occurs and ...
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Is it kidnapping if the resisting stops [duplicate]

If a person takes another person against their will but the victim quits fighting is it still a kidnapping?

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