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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Far from being madness, it is good business practice to be clear, consistent, unambiguous and transparent when it comes to telling consumers the country of origin of the food they buy.
Whereas threats to the national interest are commensurately unambiguous and objectively identifiable;
Showing that varying the proportion of ambiguous and unambiguous words affects word recognition performance would be important because a different methodological manipulation would have produced the effect, thereby providing converging evidence that word recognition is strategic and attention demanding.
Though Gilbert is mentioned only in passing in Harrison's work, he appears to me an excellent instance of the scientist who presents his work in terms consistent with this Protestant ethos: not only does he profess a preference for the unambiguous and literal and a distaste for Aristotle and the fabulists who followed him, he also depicts his experiments, despite his contempt for the vulgar, as demonstrations available without any mediation but the senses to all mankind.
Provisions in interest guaranties that cover post-maturity interest should therefore be upheld if they are clear and unambiguous.
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The Ninth Circuit disagreed with the Fifth Circuit's holding that the language of IRC section 535(b)(1) was unambiguous and permitted tax reduction for federal tax "accrued" during the year.
The Florida court agreed, declaring that to uphold the program it would have to "ignore both the clear meaning and intent of the text and the unambiguous history of the no-aid provision.
But on Wednesday, Hahn came clean, announcing in unambiguous terms that it has become ``impossible'' to honor the many promises he made to the people of Los Angeles - especially those made to the San Fernando Valley - during and after last fall's anti-secession campaign.
In previous x-ray diffraction studies the possible existence of such disorder was proposed in order to explain unusually high temperature factors; however, the unambiguous demonstration of the phenomenon was presented in this NIST work for the first time.
The unambiguous low point of the president's speech came when he introduced a collection of "never-before-seen pictures of the White House .
Of the seven Catholic sacraments, for example, only two--baptism and the Eucharist--could claim unambiguous scriptural precedent.