Grey v. Pearson (1857; 6 HL CAS 61)

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Grey v. Pearson (1857; 6 HL CAS 61)

Postby slimline66 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:26 pm

Here is a little something that you might find useful.

Lord Wensleydale in Grey v. Pearson (1857; 6 HL CAS 61)
"In constructing Wills, and, indeed, Statutes and all Written Instrruments, the grammatical and ordinary sense of the words is to be adhered to, unless that would lead to absurdity, or some repugnance or inconsistency with the rest of the instrument; in which case the grammatical and ordinary sense of the words may be modified so as to avoid that absurdity, repugnancy, or inconsistency, but no further."

From Shrouds Judicial Dictionary - Introductory Chapter - "On the construction of documents": Thanks macswin 8-)
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