On the weekends, it only seems appropriate to feature some of the more interesting of the legal words. I can assure you there are many. These are words that are no longer in use in the English language (or, in some cases, never were), or words that are only used in contracts. Most of these words are even being phased out of use in contracts.
This way, we can have little legal fun on the weekends. These words are for fun. Now, you will know what they mean if someone uses it in conversation.
In this thing. This can be used to refer to being within a document, section, or paragraph.
This is a word that is used so broadly, that context is often required to determine what is actually being discussed. The term is used in many different types of legal writing. Its use in contracts can be used to describe something within a section, a paragraph, or the entire document. This can sometimes create confusion in interpretation of a particular document as it can mean several different things. That is why, it is more clear, and better writing, to state the exact intention of the author “in this section”, “in this agreement” or “in this paragraph”. Though it is slightly longer, it reads better, no one will notice the added length to the agreement.