号と表 : 列記のかたち : 法令用語釈義 その7
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Legal Term Usage No.7: Item (Gō) and Tabel (Hyō) as Style for Listing
平野 敏彦 大学院法務研究科
This article is one of series of the Study of Legal Term Usage in Japanese law.
In the 7th Study I analyse two styles of Listing.
One style is "Item" (jap: Gō), that is the itemization of one or more words, phrase, clause or sentence with item number. When in the body sentence of an article or a paragaraph an item to be listed, e.g. , person, act, fact, event, reason, matter, condition etc. is presented under the term "the following ...", each item says some information correspondent to person, act, fact and so on.
The other style is "Table" (jap: Hyō) inside an article or a paragaraph and "Appended Table" (jap: Beppyō) after the Supplementary Provisions. The table, surrounding with one frame, consists of rows and columns of cells containing data. As the table is two-dimensional, it is possible to list the data both horizontally and vertically.
From the point of view of the function of listing the item and the table are very similar: in fact, we can find the item, which consists of two or three columns without frame line, and the table, which has no line with each item number.