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Statutory
Interpretation



Meaning Of the Term Statutory Interpretation:

Is the process by which courts interpret and apply legislation.



The judiciary interprets how legislation should apply in a particular case as no legislation
unambiguously and specifically addresses all matters. Legislation may contain uncertainties for a
variety of reasons:

Words are imperfect…

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Statutory
Interpretation




Literal Rule:
The plain meaning rule dictates that statutes are to be interpreted using the ordinary meaning of the
language of the statute, unless a statute explicitly defines some of its terms otherwise. In other
words, the law is to be read word for word and should not…

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