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Boilerplate
Boilerplate is the standard template used in deeds, mortgages, and other legal documents and contracts. The boilerplate is meant to aide the lawyers and users so that there is one standard starting-off point, but this document may be added to by individual parties. By using a standard form or template, legal documents are able to be more quickly and efficiently processed and filled out by all parties. Although the boilerplate may be altered, it rarely needs to be, as it is meant to aide the parties, and has been put in place by years of experience. Often, the boilerplate is the preprinted fine print or standardized language, as on a printed form, that contains the terms of a lease or sales contract and it is often phrased to the advantage of the parties involved.