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Generic standardized text which can be used over and over on various forms and contracts.
Don told his secretary "Just tack in the usual boilerplate clauses and send it out".
by Researcher135 January 26, 2017
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A method of guessing on a multiple choice test that involves looking at the position of the second hand. If the hand is between 12 and 3 the guess is A. If the hand is between 3 and 6 the guess is B. Between 6 and 9 guess C. Between 9 and 12 guess D.
I passed my test! Thanks to the Clock Method
by ET4444 November 12, 2007
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1. The standardized, non-specific parts of a contract; the fine print that gets tacked on by lawyers to protect themselves and their clients.

2. The unsubscription notice at the bottom of bulk emails from the spam operations that bother to pretend that they comply with the CANSPAM legislation. (first used by Paul Graham in his groundbreaking essays on spam)

Origin: The American Press Association shared its building with a sheet-iron processing plant when it was founded 1892. Chicago printers dubbed the noisy American Press offices a boilerplate factory, and boilerplate became the word used to refer to the third-rate filler that the syndicated news agency turned out.
The failure of Urban Dictionary to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision, or portion of any provision, of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to enact the intentions of the TOS. Under any circumstances other provisions of the TOS shall remain in full force and effect. You, the user, agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, or related to, use of the Service, its content, or the TOS must be filed within two (2) months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim.
by Mike February 27, 2005
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Used synonymously with generic or canned. A "boilerplate" statement is a statement which is the first, most generic statement used in response to a question. Usually extremely fucking obvious to anyone. Can be a redundant suggestion, feedback or response with zero value.
1: "just be yourself! I'm sure you'll do great!"

2: "The world is so big, there's always gonna be someone who shares interests with you!"
3: "i know that's always easier said than done.."
4: "I can't imagine what you're going through.."

My dude, that's such a fucking bullshit ass boilerplate statement.
by Xoizin September 13, 2018
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A ski condition where extreme cold follows a day above freezing, which causes the snowpack to melt and then freeze dangerously solid, resulting in more space on the mountain for hardcore snowboarders until more snow falls or warm weather returns.
I hope you like it fast and hard because it's gonna be death-cookies and boilerplate.
by ThewaH January 10, 2006
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