practical construction

Definitions of "practical construction"
  1. The way in which the terms of a contract are understood, as demonstrated by the actions of those involved. This understanding can assist the court in determining what the parties intended
  2. Understanding a statute or document in a way that supports its intended purpose. This approach is particularly useful when a rigid understanding would lead to outcomes clearly not intended or nonsensical
How to use "practical construction" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer will rely on practical construction to ensure that the court understands the contract as it was performed by both parties.
  2. To avoid absurd outcomes, the judge applied practical construction to make sense of the ambiguous wording in the statute.
  3. The ambiguous language in the legal document could lead to various interpretations, hence a need for practical construction to comprehend its intended purpose.

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