ejusdem generis rule

noun

Legal Definition of ejusdem generis rule

: a rule of construction: general words (as in a statute) that follow specific words in a list must be construed as referring only to the types of things identified by the specific words

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“Ejusdem generis rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/ejusdem%20generis%20rule. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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