- In ambigua voce legis ea potius accipienda est significatio quae vitio caret, praesertim cum etiam voluntas legis ex hoc colligi possit
- In an ambiguous expression of law, that construction ought rather to be adopted which renders it free from fault, especially when the intent of the law can thus be gathered.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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