statutory construction

Definition of "statutory construction"
  1. The procedure in which a court determines the meaning and extent of a law
How to use "statutory construction" in a sentence
  1. The outcome of the lawsuit greatly depended on the statutory construction of the state laws.
  2. The judge, in his ruling, made use of statutory construction to interpret the ambiguous language of the regulation.
  3. Statutory construction was necessary to clarify the disputed parts of the legislation.

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