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"Note that the U.S. Constitution refers to citizens of the states, so for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction, citizenship and domicile are the same."
The above sentence was written by Bryan Garner. I'm wondering if it would be correct to write "for the purposes ...."?
So how would you then explain the "the" in the sentence below? "Purposes" isn't being defined here either, at least in my opinion.
"For the purposes of Article 33(2) and (3), everything made available to the public anywhere in the world by means of written disclosure (including drawings and other illustrations) shall be considered prior art provided that such making available occurred prior to the relevant date."
Source: 1878.01(a) Prior Art for Purposes of the Written Opinion and the International Preliminary Examination Report [R-6] - 1800 Patent Cooperation Treaty
After re-thinking, I have come to the conclusion that perhaps you could omit the in Garner's sentence. oops! Let's see what others have to say about this.
Let's start again:
I stand by what I said originally:
Garner is correct.
We could use 'the' if we were defining purposes:
...so for the purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction considered on page 37, citizenship....
I feel that the difference with your later example is that when we refer to a specific article, paragraph, section etc, then we are defining purposes, and the is appropriate.