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Literal Rule: A Tool for Statutory Interpretation

Ekta Gurjar

Hidayatullah National Law University

February 10, 2012

Literal rule of interpretation is the primary rule. Under this rule of interpretation the Courts interpret the statutes in a literal and ordinary sense. They interpret the words of the statute in a way that is used commonly by all. It is incumbent on the court to use the grammatical meaning. The statutes should be construed in such a manner as though there is no other meaning except the literal meaning.

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Keywords: Literal Rule, Primary Rule, Interpretation, Courts, Grammatically, Statute

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Date posted: February 12, 2012  

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Gurjar, Ekta, Literal Rule: A Tool for Statutory Interpretation (February 10, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2002873 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2002873

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Ekta Gurjar (Contact Author)
Hidayatullah National Law University ( email )
Civil Line, Beside Raj Bhawan
Near Raj Bhawan
Raipur, Chattisgarh 492001
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