latent ambiguity

Definition of "latent ambiguity"
  1. An unclear aspect that isn't readily visible in a legal document such as a contract or a will but becomes evident when considered along with outside facts or evidence
How to use "latent ambiguity" in a sentence
  1. The legal team unearthed a latent ambiguity in the contract once they examined the communication between the two parties.
  2. When a latent ambiguity was discovered in the will, it led to a dispute among the heirs.
  3. Lack of clarity in the terms led to the uncovering of a latent ambiguity in the business agreement.

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