statutory interpretation
a generic title for the practice of reading statutes. Certain rules have grown up both in interpretation generally and for statutes in particular. A major aid in the Interpretation Act 1989, which lists a number of deemed interpretations. See ejusdem generis rule, expressio unius est exclusio alterius, golden rule, literal rule, mischief rule, noscitur a sociis.

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