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Old 08-25-2010, 09:55 AM
Richard Pearse Richard Pearse is offline
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Legal meaning of "should" vs "shall"

What is the typical legal definition of "should"? Is it a synonym for "shall" or does it have some leeway?

I'm reading a legal document and although many such documents have a preamble explaining the intended meaning of words like "shall", "should", and "will", this one doesn't.