Another word that drives me up the wall is “fullest”—as in: “Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Would someone please tell me exactly how the “fullest” degree of the regulation is greater than the “full” extent of the law?
I agree through Philip that “full” is enough when speaking of the degree of the legislation.
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That’s not to say that “fullest extent” is always superfluous. For example:
“I live eexceptionally day to its fullest extent and I don’t sweat the small stuff.” –Oliby means of Newton-John
Taking shelter in the dead is fatality itself, and also just taking all the risk of life to the fullest extent is living.” –Rabindranath Tagore
The use of fullest in these examples is acceptable bereason the level to which life deserve to be lived counts upon external determinants such as wellness and also opportunity.
The regulation, on the various other hand, is determinate. The “extent” is collection. You may prosecute someone to the full degree of the law. The superlative develop “fullest” is not required.
By now the expression “the fullest extent of the law” has actually taken on the character of a cliché. It is annoyingly imspecific, however it’s most likely not going to go away.
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7 Responses to “Let’s Just Prosecute to the FULL degree of the Law.”jade1977on August 04, 2009 10:23 am
As a paralegal, I have the right to tell you that the extent of the law is not exactly collection. I agree it must be complete extent; but, given that attorneys are able to kind of mix and also match charges, the level is not limited. Maybe this is wright here it started?alonon August 04, 2009 12:55 pm
I was wondering whether the regulation is, as suggested, determinate, and whether its “extent” is really is set.
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Isn’t the extent to which law have the right to be offered (e.g. for procession) additionally depfinish upon outside factors?Since I’m in the middle of a functioning day I can just sell brief (and also unfortunately shallow) examples for such outside factors – but those may be for instance health and wellness, condition, riches, education, and also so forth – of either persecutor or defendant, those can be the political state (in politically sensitive situations), interests of the public (and ways in which those have the right to be manipulated), and also so on.Because of this, I think that while those meanings were probably not in the mind of those who supplies “the fullest degree of the law”, it may not be such a poor phrase after all.One might also want to take into consideration “fullest extents of the law”, as regulation may have different encounters and facets