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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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Revised Civil Code of Louisiana: With Annotations of Hon. A ..., Part 1

Louisiana, Eugene Davis Saunders - Civil law - 1888 - 950 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. CC 1946(1940); 5N. S. 140; 6 L. 130; 2 A. 100; 12 A. 777;...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1890
...\ lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when tlio words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which moved the legislator t" enact it. For when this reason ceases, the law itself ought likewise...
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The Most Material Parts of Blackstone's Commentaries, Reduced to Questions ...

John C. Devereux - Law - 1891 - 392 pages
...to the surgeon who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 48. What is the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of law, when words are dubious? — 61. By considering the reason and spirit of it, or the causes which moved the...
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The Stenographer, Volume 2

Shorthand - 1892
...the reason and spirit? A. Themost 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 legislator to enact it. There was a law, that those who in a storm forsook the ship...
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Abridgment of Blackstone's Commentaries

William Blackstone, William Cyrus Sprague - Law - 1893 - 533 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...words are dubious, is by considering the reason and »pint of it; or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it. For when this reason ceases, the...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England in One Volume Together with a Copious ...

William Blackstone (Sir) - Great Britain - 1897 - 808 pages
...understood, we must deviate a little from the received sense of them. Reason and Spirit of the Law. This is the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, viz.: to consider the cause which moved the legislator to enact...
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Congressional Serial Set

United States. Hawaiian Commission, Sidney M. Ballou - United States - 1898 - 724 pages
...12. One of the most effectual ways of discovering the true meaning of the 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. § 13. When the words of a law are ambiguous, every construction...
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Blackstone's Commentaries Abridged

William Blackstone, William Cyrus Sprague - Law - 1899 - 544 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...considering the reason and spirit of it; or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it, for when this reason ceases, the law itself ought likewise...
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The Rights of War and Peace: Including the Law of Nature and of Nations

Hugo Grotius - International law - 1901 - 423 pages
...to the words and circumstances of a law, to determine when it is founded on such a presumption.* * " 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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Principles of Law: Law in General; Personal Rights; Property; Wills; Contracts

International Correspondence Schools - Contracts - 1903
...a person who fell in the street with a fit.1" 37. By considering the spirit and reason of a law is the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of it; the preexisting law, and the reason and purpose of the new enactment, are considerations of great...
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