Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

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Brian G. Slocum s "Ordinary Meaning "offers an extended legal-linguistic analysis of the eponymous interpretive doctrine. A centuries-old consensus exists among courts and legal scholars that words in legal texts should be interpreted in light of accepted standards of communication. Therefore the questions of what makes some meaning the ordinary one, and how the determinants of ordinary meaning are identified and conceptualized, are of crucial importance to the interpretation of legal texts. Arguing against reliance on ...

Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation 2015, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226304854

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