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“Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon bp them; but they are the money of fools.”
HOBBES' LEVIATHAN, Pt. 1, ch. 4.
“ How necessary it is to know the signification of words.”
Co. Litt. 325 a.
"Is not the judge bound to know the meaning of all words in the English Language ?”
Per Martin, B., Hills v. London Gas Co., 27 L. J. Ex. 63.
“Definition is always periculosæ plenum opus aleæ.”
Per Wills, J., Swansea Imp. Co. v. Swansea Urban Authority, 61 L. J. M. C. 125.
“ It is not necesgarp to go into the derivation of words, for that sort of reasining would not assist in the administration of justice.”
Per KINDERSLEY, V. C., Barrett v. White, 24 L. J. Ch. 726.
“ Legal definitions are, for the most part, inductive generalizations derived from judicial erperience.”
Mickle v. Miles, 1 Grant's Cases (Pa.), 328.
“ Neither is a Dictionary a bad book to read. There is no cant in it, no excess of explanation, and it is full of suggestion.”
“When I use a word,' — Humpty Dumptp said, in rather a scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.'
"Che question is,' said Alice, - whether pou can make words mean so many different things ?'
“«Che question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, - 'which is to be the master ? That's all.” »
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, ch. 6.
“ It is of the utmost importance that in all parts of the Empire where English Law prevails, Interpretation should be, as nearly as possible, the same.”
Per Privy COUNCIL, Trimble v. Hill, 5 App. Ca. 345 ; 49 L. J. P. C. 51.
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