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e.g. principle, consideration, jurisdiction
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ordinary meaning rule noun


a rule of statutory construction under which statutes should be interpreted using the ordinary meaning of the language used unless a statute explicitly defines some of its terms otherwise
Judges and draftsmen can be reluctant to define a word at all, and may avoid the issue by applying the ordinary meaning rule.

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