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ENUMERATED Definition & Legal Meaning

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This term Is often used in law as equivalent to “mentionedspecifically,” “designated,” or “expressly named or granted;” as in speaking of “enumerated”governmental powers, items of property, or articles in a tariff schedule. SeeBloomer v. Todd, 3 Wash. T. 509, 19 I’ac. 135, 1 L. R. A. Ill; Wolff v. U. S., 71 Fed.291, 18 C. C. A. 41; San Francisco v. I’ennie, 93 Cal. 405, 29 Pac. 00; Cutting v.Cutting, 20 Hun, 305.Emimeratio infxrmat regulam in casi- bus non enumeratis. Enumeration disaffirmsthe rule in cases not enumerated. Bac. Aph. 17.Enumeratio unius est exclusio alte- rius. The specification of one thing is theexclusion of a different thing. A maxim more generally expressed in the form “exprcssiounius est cxclusio alterius,” (q. v.)


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