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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Perhaps the governor can use his sheer force of will to make sure the leeches and middlemen who ply the ambiguities and loopholes will somehow get shut out.
In his essay on Jefferson, he studies the contradictions and ambiguities of this complex man.
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It is a difficult matter precisely because of the ambiguities of the issue.
Raising the awareness of ambiguities in acquisition will hopefully initiate a debate in organizations.
Against this backdrop, Maxwell's juxtaposition of the Scottsboro writings of Langston Hughes and Louise Thompson provides a sharp critique of the gender politics of the Communist Party, particularly its tendency to masculinize its vision of interracial solidarity, and raises provocative questions about the ambiguities and contradictions of its rhetoric.
You learn to live with ambiguities and yet you go ahead and make choices.