I have this sentence which I couldn't understand the exact meaning.

"Save insofar as the contract may prescribe"

May I get it in different words please?

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    Please provide context and/or a source so we can give you a better answer.
    – Pockets
    Sep 6 '15 at 12:28

Simpler wording might be:

Unless the contract says something else, ...


If the contract does not say anything contrary [to what follows the comma], ...


To paraphrase this sentence would be:

Except to such an extent as the contract may write

This alone doesn't make sense so I assume that there is a previous sentece.

  • I suggest you might want to paraphrase save, too, as except; this sense of save is unlikely to be familiar to learners. Sep 6 '15 at 12:18
  • As seen here and here for example.
    – WBT
    Sep 6 '15 at 12:32
  • @WBT in a way I am asking for more context in the question so I can improve my answer. I am aware that there should be a phrase that goes before and/or after it.
    – CipherBot
    Sep 6 '15 at 12:36
  • @CipherBot Asking for more context is the function of a comment on the question, not an answer. Samuel Lijin sets an example here and you can upvote his comment if you like.
    – WBT
    Sep 6 '15 at 12:38
  • @WBT Of course I know that it should be in a comment but as I said, just an assumption nothing else. This could also be interpreted as asking for more context.
    – CipherBot
    Sep 6 '15 at 12:43

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