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    Strange "through"

    Please, have a look at an example of by-laws of an American corporation:

    http://www.mckesson.com/en_us/McKesson.com/Investors/Corporate%2BGovernance/Bylaws.html

    It is the very first phrase that drew my attention:

    As amended through April 22, 2009

    I have always supposed that through means to and including <Monday through Friday> (Merriam Webster Dictionary).

    In this case we are told that the document is signed exactly on the 22 of April.

    In the end of the document we can read

    WITNESS the signature of the undersigned and the seal of the Corporation this 22nd day of April, 2009.

    I suppose that this is a typical legal wording. But I can't find any such meaning in dictionaries or in textbooks or anywhere.

    Could you help me understand this through?

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    Re: Strange "through"

    Maybe it is in the sense of "throughout the day". 'Cause, as far as I know, amendment is a revision or a correction of a document or a bill etc. So maybe it took all their day to complete that.

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    Re: Strange "through"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grablevskij View Post
    Please, have a look at an example of by-laws of an American corporation:

    http://www.mckesson.com/en_us/McKesson.com/Investors/Corporate%2BGovernance/Bylaws.html

    It is the very first phrase that drew my attention:

    As amended through April 22, 2009

    I have always supposed that through means to and including <Monday through Friday> (Merriam Webster Dictionary).

    In this case we are told that the document is signed exactly on the 22 of April.

    In the end of the document we can read

    WITNESS the signature of the undersigned and the seal of the Corporation this 22nd day of April, 2009.

    I suppose that this is a typical legal wording. But I can't find any such meaning in dictionaries or in textbooks or anywhere.

    Could you help me understand this through?
    I think it should be "on the 22nd of April".

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