Sunday, October 3, 2010

The end of the line


One should be careful, when writing a legal document, to ensure that the last word of the line is not one which could have its meaning altered with the addition of a letter or two. For example, the word עשר ["ten"] should not conclude a line, lest someone make it עשרים ["twenty"].

(Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat 42:4; Nachlat Shivah 3:3)

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