Ambiguity

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Ambiguity

Unclear language in a contract. In the event of a dispute over ambiguous language, a court usually sides with the party, if it exists, that possesses less knowledge or experience in how contracts are constructed. The thinking behind this is that the more experienced party ought to know better than to put ambiguous language in a contract. See also: Ambiguous statement.
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Thus, in resolving the ambiguousness of [sections] 523(a)(1)(C), courts favor a general provision over an exception.
30) Like New, he prefers the condition of fluidness to that of neat resolution and, like New, he notes the stress, tension and ambiguousness in the post-colonial writer's situation (the terms applied here to culture are clearly drawn from the New Critical understanding of the poem).
of ambiguousness to Marji in the simple black-and-white depiction of her
Indeed, what sorts of emotion fit well with the narrative of ambiguousness, hesitation, qualification, and contrariety?
The ambiguousness of the community action approach, with its promise that real power would reside in local communities, avoided a showdown with Congress.
Four years ago, Albert Russo invented Zapinette, his very Parisian and very funny heroine, whose fake naivete helped the writer debunk the hypocrisy of the social game adults play with one another and impose on children, who don't usually know any better unless they are, like Zapinette herself, endowed with the ability to see behind our words and our actions and expose them in their very ambiguousness.