What does a/o mean in Law & Legal?

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What does a/o mean?

And/or is a grammatical conjunction used to indicate that one or more of the cases it connects may occur. For example, the sentence "He will eat cake, pie, and/or brownies" indicates that although the person may eat any of the three listed desserts, the choices are not exclusive; the person may eat one, two, or all three of the choices. It is used to describe the precise "or" in logic and mathematics, while an "or" in spoken language might indicate inclusive or or exclusive or. And/or has been used in official, legal and business documents since the mid-19th century, and evidence of broader use appears in the 20th century.

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