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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Note that with the language of limiting ambiguity here, Hasen advocates an approach almost explicitly opposite to the ambiguation methods proposed below.
This tipping anxiety is of course related to the challenge of ambiguation.
Ambiguation thus reduces the social meaning cost of refusing a challenge, and it does this by mucking about with the context within which such a refusal would be made.