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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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* CPAs NORMALLY MUST FOLLOW an unambiguous authority even when it is opposed by a client.
"I am beating very hard on the community to drop forever from our vocabulary that pernicious term 'unambiguous detection,'" Schneider told Science News.
He's been unambiguous: End the endless wars, draw down, reduce", Pompeo said in an interview with Economic Club of Washington President David Rubenstein, adding, "It won't just be us.
This new decision seems to be yet another legal battle in a 39-year war of attempted "judicially legislation" to this clear and unambiguous textual statute, including:
The Court of Appeals held that the phrase "significant romantic or sexual relationship" was unambiguous, applied the plain meaning, and affirmed appellant's conviction.
Changes of the cultural context does not matter in the case of authentic texts "Qur'an and Sunnah" that are unambiguous and fully expressed.
Pakistan has urged UN to make sure that its peace missions should have comprehensive and unambiguous mandate and reasonable resources so that they could discharge their obligations to ensure peace and security in strife torn regions of world.
peacekeeping missions are precise, unambiguous and well-resourced to facilitate their task of maintaining peace and security in the world's troubled regions.
She stressed that the UN mandates must be precise and unambiguous to rationalize and prioritize the mandated tasks.
"It was not open to the learned judge to ramage through the hand written notes and the first respondent's submissions to find something to use to nullify the appellant's election when the order for scrutiny was unambiguous," Ochieng added.
US President Donald Trump agreed with British Prime Minister Theresa May that Russia must provide "unambiguous answers" about how a Russian-developed chemical agent came to be used against a Russian double agent in Britain, the White House said on Tuesday after the two leaders spoke.
She said the legal status of Jerusalem is unambiguous and several Security Council and General Assembly resolutions have affirmed that all legislative and administrative measures taken by Israel to alter the character and status of the city are "null and void".