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BARK Definition & Legal Meaning

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Is sometimes figuratively used to denote the mere words or letter of an instrument, or outer covering of the ideas sought to be expressed, as distinguished from its inner substance or essential meaning. “If the bark makes for them, the pith makes for us.” Bacon.


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