Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The act of interpreting and giving meaning to a statute, law, contract, or will when there is some ambiguity or question about its meaning. Strict, or narrow, construction means considering only the literal words, whereas broad, or liberal, construction, means taking into account societal and situational meanings to the language.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:13 pm