Statutory Interpretation Quiz
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Statutory Interpretation Quiz

Test your knowledge on the interpretation of statutes with this multiple-choice quiz. Discover the importance of presumptions and learn how to interpret conflicting provisions in an enactment. Perfect for anyone studying IOS or interested in legal interpretation.

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Questions and Answers

According to IOS (Interpretation of Statutes), which of the following is true about the need for presumptions?

The intention of the legislation is clear

According to IOS (Interpretation of Statutes), what is the term used when two provisions in an enactment cannot be reconciled with each other?

Rule of harmonious construction

According to IOS (Interpretation of Statutes), which rule of interpretation suggests that the meaning of a word should be known from its accompanying words?

Noscitur a sociis

According to IOS (Interpretation of Statutes), what does 'contemporanea expositio est optima et fortissima in lege' mean?

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According to IOS (Interpretation of Statutes), what should the interpretation of a statute not give a meaning to?

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Study Notes

Need for Presumptions

  • The need for presumptions arises when there is ambiguity or uncertainty in the language of a statute.

Conflicting Provisions

  • When two provisions in an enactment cannot be reconciled with each other, it is referred to as a "repugnancy" or "inconsistency".

Noscitur a Sociis

  • The "noscitur a sociis" rule of interpretation suggests that the meaning of a word should be known from its accompanying words.

Contemporanea Expositio

  • "Contemporanea expositio est optima et fortissima in lege" is a Latin maxim that means "contemporaneous exposition is the best and strongest in law", implying that the best interpretation of a statute is one that is contemporaneous with its enactment.

Avoiding Absurdity

  • The interpretation of a statute should not give a meaning to a provision that would lead to an absurdity or an unreasonable result.

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