The Ejusdem Generis Rule

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The Ejusdem Generis Rule 

  • Applies when there is a list of specific words followed by general words.
  • The general words are then limited to the same kinds of things as the specific words.
  • Powell v Kempton Park Racecourse (1899)-D charged with keeping a 'house, office, room or other place for betting'
    • Taking betts outside at a racecourse. He had been operation betting on a racecourse outside.
    • Court decided that 'other place for bettins' didn't reflect what


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