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CONSTRUCTIVE Definition & Legal Meaning

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That which Is established by the mind of the law in Its act of construing facts, conduct, circumstances, or instruments; that which has not the character assigned to it in its own essential nature, but acquires such character in consequence of the way in which it is regarded by a rule or policy of law; hence, inferred, implied, made out by legal interpretation. Mid- dleton V. Parke, 3 App. D. C. 160.


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