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Ejusdem generis
The general rule, where general words that follow specific words only include things of the same kind.
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Powell v Kempton Park
Court decided that 'house, office or other place for betting' could not include open air betting
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Expressio
The express rule, explicit mention of one thing implies the exclusion of others
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Tempest v Kilner
Tempest v Kilner where 'goods, wares and merchandise' meant that stocks and shares were not included because they had not been mentioned
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Noscitur
The context rule, where a word draws meaning from other words around it
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Muir v Keay
Act said that all businesses open late in the night for the entertainment purposes had to be licenced, and the coffee shop was decided to be a place of entertainment because drinking coffee late at night can serve as entertainment
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Powell v Kempton Park

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Court decided that 'house, office or other place for betting' could not include open air betting

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Expressio

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Tempest v Kilner

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Noscitur

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