IN MITIORI SENSU
s reason, "perhaps the speaker
might mean he had stolen a lady s heart."
2. The rule now is to construe words agreeably to the meaning
usually attached to them. 1 Nott & McCord, 217; 2 Nott & McCord,
511; 8 Mass. R. 248; 1 Wash. R. 152; Kirby, R. 12; 7 Serg. &
Rawle, 451; 2 Binn. 34; 3 Binn. 515.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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