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Research & Writing
Unnecessary Legalese, Mostly Archaic
Commence: This word is unavoidable as a technical term in litigation: one commences an action under the Courts of Justice Act, RSO 1990, c C43, for example. But don’t use the word in normal parlance or non-technical writing, where it sounds fussy and pompous. …