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A broad interpretation of a statute or document by a court.
- ‘With this legislation, tribunals are given explicit assistance in two forms, which should detract from the need to adopt a loose construction of the language.’
- ‘Mr Watson for his part does not argue for some loose construction; it is, as I have said, for a purposive construction for which he argues.’
- ‘In 1819, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of loose construction in the McCulloch vs. Maryland lawsuit.’
- ‘Through loose construction, the early leaders of the United States were able to improve aspects of the Constitution, which eventually improved the overall life of the American citizens.’
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