5 Capitalization

5.8 Legislation and official documents

The names of laws and official documents are generally capitalized:

the Declaration of Independence

the Corn Laws

Act is traditionally capitalized even in a non-specific reference; bill is lower case if it is not part of a name:

a bill banning unlicensed puppy farms
the Bill of Rights
the requirements of the Act
the Factory and Workshop Act 1911

For legal citations see Chapter 13.

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