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Statutory Interpretation
The e.g. "he" means "he"
Interpretation or "she" unless
otherwise specified
Act 1978
A singular noun
means singular or
plural as relevant
unless otherwise
specified
May be definition
section in the Act

The need for A broad term "type
statutory known as the pit
bull terrier" in
interpretation…

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The Literal
Approach
Gives words their
grammatical meaning
(dictionary
definition)

Cases relating to R v Judges of The City of 1892 "if the words of an act
the Literal London Court are clear then you
must follow them
Approach
even though they lead
to a manifest
absurdity"
The court has…

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Whiteley v Chappell 1868 Defendant was Court held
charged under defendant was not
section of the law guilty as the dead
which made it an person is not able
offence to to vote in the
impersonate `any literal sense of the
person entitled to words.
vote'. The offender This made…

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Disadvantages

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