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" that whoever drew blood in the streets should be punished with the utmost severity," was held after long debate not to extend to the surgeon, who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 5. But, lastly, the most universal and... "
Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ... - Page 2907
by United States. Congress - 1825
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Books 1 & 2

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Law - 1860
...the surgeon who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. *5. But, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which...
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Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 35

Bible - 1878
...command may be ascertained, if doubtful, by consulting the reason for its existence. Blackstone says, " The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which...
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The Congregational Review, Volume 5

Congregationalism - 1865
...interpret the sense of their formulas, very contrary to Sir William Blackstone's celebrated rule : " The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, where the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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Opinion of Charles O'Conor, Esq'r, on the Treasury Agent System of Cotton ...

Charles O'Conor - Abandonment of property - 1866 - 41 pages
...view of all their provisions taken together, the courts can see the legislature designed to provide. " The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law," says Mr. Justice BLACKSTONE, " is by considering the cause which moved the legislator to enact...
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WRITINGS

WILLIAM G. GODDARD - 1870
...will of the people, when required to decide whether the law is in conformity with the Constitution. " The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law," (says Judge Blackstone,) " when words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1872
...*^ ^u*' 1а8^У' ^е most universal and effectual way of discovering "• J the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it. (20) For when this reason ceases, the law itself ought likewise...
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The Indian Criminal Codes

India, Fendall Currie - Criminal law - 1872 - 789 pages
...literally understood, we must a little deviate from the received sense of them. Reason and Spirit. But the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of the law when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason or spirit of it, or the cause which...
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The Congressional Globe

United States. Congress - United States
...received milted to wander beyond this orbit, where is lie to be , sense of them. " Reason and spirit nfthe law — The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of law, ...., „ „„ .„„..„, _ when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason the exercise...
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The Constitution and Practice of Courts Martial with a Summary of the Law of ...

Thomas Frederick Simmons - Courts-martial and courts of inquiry - 1873 - 544 pages
...signification, if literally understood, we must a little deviate from the received sense of them. And lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Ohio, Volume 88

Ohio. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1914
...words can be made by the application of arbitrary rules." (Const. Lim., 7 ed., 95). And Blackstone: "The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it; or the cause which...
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