liberal construction

liberal construction

An interpretation that applies a writing in light of the situation presented and that tends to effectuate the spirit and purpose of the writing.

¡ª Also termed equitable construction; loose construction; broad interpretation. [Cases: Contracts 143. C.J.S. Contracts ¡ì 302.]


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