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Old 08-25-2010, 09:03 AM
Giles Giles is offline
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In a legal document, "shall" generally means "is required by this rule (i.e., statute, regulation, by-law, etc.) to". I've not seen "should" or "will" used in a legal document, and (unless they were defined within the document) I think they could be confusing: Does "should" mean some ethical requirement that is not legally binding? Is "will" just a prediction about the future?