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Dear Amy Baker
Kindly tell me the definition and meaning of overinclusive and underinclusive. i could not find them in Wikipedia law dictionary.
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Sincerely yours
Mehrdad Shamsara

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Hello,

* overinclusive means including more than necessary and/or advisable as well as (when it comes to legislation) something relating to legislation that burdens more people than needed in order to accomplish its goal

* underinclusive means something that is not inclusive enough, excluding something that should otherwise be included; as a legal term: not affecting others in a similar sitiation/position with respect to the purpose of the law and particularly in violation of equal protection

see:

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Underinclusiveness
http://research.lawyers.com/glossary/overinclusive.html
http://research.lawyers.com/glossary/underinclusive.html

Hope this helps.

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Amy Baker

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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.

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I'm a certified ESL teacher with 12 years of experience teaching K-12 and adults.

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