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FAIRLY Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Justly; rightly; equitably. With substantial correctness.”Fairly” is not synonymous with “truly,” arid “truly” should not be substituted for it ina commissioner’s oath to take testimony fairly. Language may be truly, yet unfairly,reported; that is, an answer may be truly written down, yet in a manner conveying adifferent meaning from that intended and conveyed. And language may be fairlyreported, yet not in accordance with strict truth. Lawrence v. Finch, 17 N. J. Eq. 234.


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