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    to compel the result

    Hello everybody,

    I came across this phrase in a legal text but I am not sure I understand what it means.
    Does it mean to force reasoning in order to draw a conclusion that could not be drawn otherwise?

    Thanks everybody in advance
    Last edited by Englishlanguage; 13-Oct-2010 at 17:01.

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    Re: to compel the result

    Your explanation sounds correct to me, but legalese can be a language of its own.

    Rover


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    Re: to compel the result

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Your explanation sounds correct to me, but legalese can be a language of its own.

    Rover
    Thank you for your reply.
    I understand legal jargon might be unintelligible to native speakers as well. This is one of the reasons why I am asking. I noticed there are a lot of google results for the collocation "compel the result" and most of them seem to be in legal texts. Since it was so frequent in legal contexts, I thought it must be some special expression with some special meaning.
    But at least now I am sure I got the basic meaning right.

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    Re: to compel the result

    Don't sue me if it's wrong.

    Rover


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    Re: to compel the result

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Don't sue me if it's wrong.

    Rover
    Don't worry, I won't!
    As a lawyer I shoudn't say this but I think that I even if I did sue you, I'd have little chance of winning the case!

    Thank you again for your help and if any other possible explanation of this mysterious legalese phrase happens to come to your mind, please let me know (I'm under the impression the basic meaning doesn't really fit the context).


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    Re: to compel the result

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    Last edited by Englishlanguage; 13-Oct-2010 at 17:14.

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