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Common legal abbreviations

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Abbreviation

Academic ……………………………………….. Acad.
Accountab[le, ility]………………………….. Acc.
Acquisition …………………………………….. Acq.
Adjudicat[e, ory] …………………………….. Adj.
Advisor[y]………………………………………. Advis.
Affairs……………………………………………. Aff.
Affordab[le, ility]…………………………….. Afford.
Agency…………………………………………… Ag.
Amendment……………………………………. Amend.
Annual…………………………………………… Ann.
Apportionment……………………………….. App.
Appropriations ……………………………….. Approp.
Article……………………………………………. Art.
Assistant ……………………………………….. Ass’t
Attorney ………………………………………… Att’y
Attorney General ……………………………. Att’y Gen.
Auditing ………………………………………… Audit.
Availab[le, ility] ……………………………… Avail.
Bargaining …………………………………….. Barg.
Bankruptcy ……………………………………. Bankr.
Capital…………………………………………… Cap.
Certificate ……………………………………… Certif.
Chapter …………………………………………. Ch.
Children ………………………………………… Child.
Collective……………………………………….. Coll.
Commerce ……………………………………… Com.
Commission……………………………………. Comm’n
Committee……………………………………… Comm.
Community ……………………………………. Cmty.
Comprehensive ………………………………. Comp.
Conference …………………………………….. Conf.
Confirmation………………………………….. Conf.
Conservation ………………………………….. Conser.
Constitution …………………………………… Const.
Containment ………………………………….. Containmt.
Criminal ………………………………………… Crim.
Democrat……………………………………….. Dem.
Demographic………………………………….. Demog.
Director …………………………………………. Dir.
Disabilit[y, ies]……………………………….. Disab.
Disadvantaged ……………………………….. Disadv’d
Division …………………………………………. Div.
Election[s] ……………………………………… Elec.
Emergency ……………………………………. Emerg.
Employee……………………………………….. Empl.
Employment…………………………………… Emp.
Empowerment………………………………… Empwmt.
Enforcement…………………………………… Enf.
Executive……………………………………….. Exec.
Family …………………………………………… Fam.
Florida…………………………………………… Fla.
Florida A and M University …………….. FAMU
Florida Atlantic University……………… FAU
Florida International University ……… FIU
Florida State University………………….. FSU
Florida Supreme Court……………………. Sup. Ct. of Fla.
Governmental ………………………………… Govtl.
Governance ……………………………………. Govern.
Governor………………………………………… Gov.
Governor’s ……………………………………… Gov.’s
Gulf Coast University……………………… GCU
Highway ………………………………………… High.
Honorable………………………………………. Hon.
Hospitality …………………………………….. Hosp’y
House of Representatives ………………… H.R.
Human[ity, ities]…………………………….. Human.
Improvement………………………………….. Imp.
Innovation……………………………………… Innov.
Internal …………………………………………. Int.
Justice (Supreme Court)………………….. J.
Justice …………………………………………… Just.
Legislat[ive, ion] …………………………….. Legis.
Legislature …………………………………….. Leg.
Lieutenant Governor ………………………. Lt. Gov.
Licensing ……………………………………….. Lic.
Local ……………………………………………… Loc.
Management ………………………………….. Mgmt.
Military …………………………………………. Mil.
New College of Florida ……………………. NCF
Natural …………………………………………. Nat.
Occupation[al]………………………………… Occ.
Operations……………………………………… Ops.
Opportunity……………………………………. Opp.
Optional…………………………………………. Opt.
Paragraph ……………………………………… ¶
Pesticide ………………………………………… Pest.
Planning………………………………………… Plan.
Prepar[ation, atory, ed, edness] ……….. Prep.
President ……………………………………….. Pres.
Prevention……………………………………… Prev’n
Privatization ………………………………….. Priv’n
Procedur[e, al]………………………………… Proc.
Punishment……………………………………. Pun.
Qualification ………………………………….. Qual.
Regulat[e, ion, ory] …………………………. Reg.
Regulated ………………………………………. Reg’d
Relations ……………………………………….. Rel.
report…………………………………………….. rep.
Representative……………………………….. Rep.
Republican …………………………………….. Repub.
Research………………………………………… Resch.
Resource ………………………………………… Res.
Responsib[le, ility] ………………………….. Resp.
Restoration…………………………………….. Rest.
Revenue…………………………………………. Rev.
Safety ……………………………………………. Saf.
Saint ……………………………………………… St.
Second[ary] ……………………………………. Sec.
Secretary ……………………………………….. Sec’y
Section…………………………………………… §
Senate……………………………………………. S.
Senator ………………………………………….. Sen.
Statutes…………………………………………. Stat.
Subcommittee ………………………………… Subcomm.
Substance………………………………………. Subst.
Task Force……………………………………… T.F.
Taxation ………………………………………… Tax’n
Technical ……………………………………….. Tech.
Transition………………………………………. Trans.
University of Central Florida…………… UCF
University of Florida ………………………. UF
University of North Florida……………… UNF
University of South Florida……………… USF
University of West Florida ………………. UWF
Vehicle…………………………………………… Veh.
Veteran………………………………………….. Vet.
Vocation[al] ……………………………………. Voc.

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