serial comma

noun
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Main Entry:  serial comma
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a comma preceding the final conjunction in a list of three or more items; also called Harvard comma, Oxford comma
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No substantive effect is intended by the use or non-use of the serial comma.
As a result, statutes affected after the style change include the serial comma and unaffected statutes do not.
The addition of the serial comma requires this interpretation-whatever the drafters thought they were doing.
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