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SENSUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. Sense, meaning, signification. Malo sensu, in an evil or derogatory sense, ilitiori sensu, in a milder, less severe, or less stringent sense. Sensu honesto, In an honest sense; to interpret words sensu honesto is to take them so as not to impute impropriety to the persons concerned. Sensus verborum est anima legis. 5 Coke, 2. The meaning of the words is the spirit of the law. Sensus verborum est duplex,


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