last antecedent rule - definition

Create account
Where to search:
Thesaurus


Dictionaries » Dictionary of Law » L »

last antecedent rule - definition



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(Non-alphabetical character)


last antecedent rule


n. a doctrine of interpretation (construction) of statutes that any qualifying words or phrases refer to the language immediately preceding the qualifier, unless common sense shows that it was meant to apply to something more distant or less obvious. Example: "The commercial vehicular license shall not apply to boats, tractors, and trucks, with only four wheels and under three tons:," the qualifier "only four wheels and under three tons" applies only to trucks and not boats or tractors.



Permanent link to this page: http://www.diclib.com/cgi-bin/d1.cgi?l=en&base=en_law&page=showid&id=1299


Learn foreign languages chatting with us!

  • Jacobo, 80
    Mexico, Mexico, D. F:
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English, French
    Jacobo
  • Fernando Prieto, 70
    Mexico, San Miguel De Allende
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Physician. Graduated 44 years ago. Former internist and a lung- heart specialist. At present, medical director at a nursing home - assisted living facility near San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Love reading, languages, watching night sky, biking. I am sociable and like people of all ages.
    Fernando P...
  • jose david eras, 26
    Ecuador, Coca
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    jose david...
  • biorki pikeete, 19
    Dominican Republic, Santiago
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    biorki pik...
  • Irina, 23
    Russian Federation, Saransk
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English, Spanish, French
    Hello there! My name is Irina. I am a girl from Russia who is absolutely crazy about learning foreign languages, meeting new people all over the world, travelling and getting to know new cultures, traditions and customs. :) What is more, I am nice, honest, sincere, I hate lies!>.< Hola a todos! Me llamo Irina. Soy una chica rusa a quien le gusta aprender idiomas, conocer gente nueva, viajar por el mundo y conocer nuevas culturas , costumbres y tradiciones. Ademas soy amable, honesta, sincera, no me gustan las mentiras.
    Irina
  • Carla Maria, 22
    Bolivia, Santa Cruz De La Sierra
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Carla Mari...
  • andres alvarez, 24
    Colombia
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    andres alv...
  • Susana Silva, 59
    Ecuador, Quito
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Odontóloga, deseo aprender inglés, soy ecuatoriana . Realmente tengo un nivel de Inglés muy básico. Saludos, Susana
    Susana Sil...
  • Emin, 31
    Azerbaijan, Baku
    Native language: Russian, Turkish
    Foreign language: English
    Emin
  • josue, 32
    Cuba, Santiago De Cuba
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    josue
  • marianita, 22
    Mexico, Leon Gto
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    marianita
  • dominicano
    Italy, Cisano Bergamasco
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Italian
    dominicano
  • lester, 27
    Honduras, Tegucigalpa
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    catracho 100%
    lester
  • ofa lopez, 22
    Nicaragua, Jinotepe
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    ofa lopez
  • Rocio Calles, 30
    El Salvador, Santa Ana
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Rocio Call...
  • Kathykat, 29
    Ecuador, Quito
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Kathykat
  • Настя Бадакина, 17
    Russian Federation, Bryansk
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English
    Настя Бада...
  • katy, 19
    Peru, Lima
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    katy
  • Michael Gorbachev, 27
    Russian Federation, Ulyanovsk
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English, Japanese
    Hello everyone, my name is Michael and Im from Russia. Im a freelancer who specializing in motion design and animation. I would like to practise my english and in return I can teach you russian or we can just become good friends =).
    Michael Go...
  • Alex121268, 45
    United States, Jackson
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English
    I m from Russia. Vladivostok. Now live in USA.
    Alex121268