Symbols indicating ideas and subject to contraction and expansion to meet the idea sought to be expressed. Such have been referred to as labels whose content and meaning are continually shifting with the times. Massachusetts Protective Ass'n v. Bayersdorfer, C.C.A.Ohio, 105 F.2d 595, 597.
As used in law, this term generally signifies the technical terms and phrases appropriate to particular instruments, or aptly fitted to the expression of a particular intention in legal instruments.
@ words actionable in themselves
In libel and slander, refer to words which are libelous or slanderous per se.
See actionable per se
@ words of art
@ art, words of
The vocabulary or terminology of a particular art, science, or profession, and especially those expressions which are idiomatic or peculiar to it. For example, in law "Taking the Fifth" means that a person is asserting his or her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination
+ art, words of
Words used in a technical sense; words scientifically fit to carry the sense assigned them
@ words of negotiability
The language used in making an instrument payable to order or to bearer.
See U.C.C. No.No. 3-110 & 3-111.
As applied to documents, language therein providing that the goods are to be delivered to bearer or to the order of a named person.
See U.C.C. No. 7-104(lXa)
@ words of procreation
To create an estate tail by deed, it is necessary that words of procreation should be used in order to confine the estate to the descendants of the first grantee, as in the usual form of limitation, to A. and the heirs of his body."

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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