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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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A Treatise on the Rules which Govern the Interpretation and Construction of ...

Theodore Sedgwick - Constitutional law - 1874 - 692 pages
...understood, we must a little deviate from the received sense of them. (Vol. I, p. 60.) " 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 thecause which...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 29

Louisiana. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1878
...Morgana. BlacksUme 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 moved the Legislature to enact it." 1 vol., 61, Com. It is a part of the public history of the...
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The Electoral System of the United States: A Critical and Historical ...

David A. McKnight - Election law - 1878 - 423 pages
...determining the force and meaning of the provision, therefore, is to follow Blackstone's fundamental rule : " The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words arc dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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Essentials of the Law : a Review of Blackstone's Commentaries for the Use of ...

Marshall Davis Ewell - Law - 1882 - 611 pages
...if literally understood, we must a little deviate from the received sense of them. 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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The Revised Civil Code of the State of Louisiana: To which are Added Useful ...

Louisiana - Civil law - 1883 - 524 pages
...The universal and most effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when its expressions are dubious, is by considering the reason and .spirit of it, or the cause which induced the legislature to enact it. Legal agreements having the effects of law upon the parties,...
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Practical Jurisprudence: A Comment on Austin

Edwin Charles Clark - Jurisprudence - 1883 - 403 pages
...obviously afford an unexceptional ground of interpretation for a dubious or deficient rule. Ratio legis. The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is, according to Blackstone, by considering the reason and spirit...
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The Atlantic Reporter, Volume 60

Law reports, digests, etc - 1905
...did not apply to a surgeon who bled a man that fell down In the street In a fit. Blackstone says that the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meanIng of a law is, when the words are dubious, by considering the reason and spirit of It, or the cause that...
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The Southern Reporter, Volume 76

Law reports, digests, etc - 1918
..."The universal and most effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when its expressions are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which induced the Legislature to enact it." It then becomes apparent that the ordinance invoked in...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 120

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1887
...what is clear in one statute may be called in aid to explain what is doubtful in another;" and that "the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when its expressions are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause...
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United States Reports: ... and Rules Announced at ...

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1887
...is clear in one statute may be called in aid to explain what is doubtful in another ; " and that " the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when its expressions are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause...
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