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 Search for pronunciation examples


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!

  • Liliany, 31
    Dominican Republic, Santiago
    Native language: Irish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Kiero aprender english para irme apara inglaterra
    Liliany
  • maria morillo, 19
    Venezuela, Falcon
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    maria mori...
  • ali, 33
    Uzbekistan, Bukhara
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English, Persian
    ali
  • gretel, 30
    Guatemala, Quetzaltenango
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    gretel
  • Mehr, 34
    Pakistan, Islamabad
    Native language: English
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Mehr
  • elaine, 17
    Venezuela, Caracas
    Native language: English
    Foreign language: English
    elaine
  • ROSANGELA, 32
    Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    ROSANGELA
  • Celi Barboza, 18
    Argentina, San Juan
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Celi Barbo...
  • luis arteaga, 21
    Mexico, Rio Bravo
    Native language: English, Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    me gusta mucho el futbol soccer soy muy alegre y quisiera conocer nuevos amigos y amigas I LOVE SOCCER
    luis artea...
  • Alejandra, 20
    Ecuador, La Troncal
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    HOLA ME LLAMO ALEJANDRA TENGO 16 AÑOS, HABLO SOLO ESPAÑOL Y ME GUSTARIA APRENDER HABLAR EL INGLES Y TAMBIEN ME GUSTARIA TENER MUCHOS AMIGOS
    Alejandra
  • brando, 19
    Venezuela, Moron
    Native language: English
    Foreign language: English
    brando
  • david samuel cornelio, 34
    Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    david samu...
  • Maflo, 41
    Peru, Huanuco
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Russian
    Maflo
  • pepe, 64
    Spain, Córdoba
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: German
    pepe
  • Kevin Macias, 26
    Ecuador, Quito
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Kevin Maci...
  • Alex121268, 47
    United States, Jackson
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English
    I m from Russia. Vladivostok. Now live in USA.
    Alex121268
  • pappa, 29
    Cuba, Santa Clara
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian
    hola people, soy fans a charly garcia, amo la vie y espero que mi mama me encuentre en este sitio hoy, hola mami, dejame un mensaje, xoxoox garçon, tres jolie
    pappa
  • kola zhou, 33
    China, Xiamen
    Native language: Chinese Simplified
    Foreign language: English
    kola zhou
  • Gloria Celina, 55
    Argentina, Buenos Aires
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Russian
    Gloria Cel...
  • Ruth Adriana, 18
    Ecuador, Orellana
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Ruth Adria...