Definition of EQUIVOCAL


EQUIVOCAL

What has a double sense.

2. In the construction of contracts, it is a general rule that when an
expression may be taken in two senses, that shall be preferred which gives
it effect. Vide Ambiguity, Construction, Interpretation, and Dig. 22, 1, 4,
Id 45, 1, 80, Id. 50, 17, 67.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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