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7.1 Reason for definitions clause

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7: DEFINITIONS

(For precedents of definitions clauses, see Forms 7.1 [1139], 7.2 [1140] below.)

7.1 Reason for definitions clause

It is good practice, particularly in long or complex agreements, to group all defined terms, together with their definitions, in a separate ‘Definitions’ clause. It is also good practice to indicate throughout the document that a term has been defined, for example by beginning each defined word with a capital letter or putting the word in bold or in italics. The defined word itself needs careful consideration as in some circumstances its own meaning may be used in interpreting the definition associated with

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