contracts. A particular disposition which makes part of a
treaty; of an act of the legislature; of a deed, written agreement, or other
written contract or will. When a clause is obscurely written, it ought to
be construed in such a way as to agree with what precedes and what follows,
if possible. Vide Dig. 50, 17, 77; Construction; Interpretation.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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