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Interpretare et concordare leges leg- ibus, est optimiis interpretandi modus. I’D interpret, and [in such a way as] to harmonize laws with laws, is the best mode of interpretation. 8 Coke, 169a. Interpretatio chartarum benigne faci- enda est, ut res magis valeat quam pereat. The interpretation of deeds is to be liberal, that the thing may rather have effect than fail. Rroom, Max. 543. Interpretatio fienda est nt res magis valeat quam pereat. Jenk. Cent. 108. Such an interpretation is to be adopted that the thing may rather stand than fall. Interpretatio talis in ambiguis semper fienda est ut evitetur inconveniens et absurdum. In cases of ambiguity, such an interpretation should always be made that what is inconvenient and absurd may be avoided. 4 Inst. 328.

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