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latent ambiguity

noun latent am·bi·gu·i·ty \-ˌam-bə-ˈgyü-ə-tē\

Legal Definition of latent ambiguity

  1. :  an uncertainty which does not appear on the face of a legal instrument (as a contract or will) but which arises from a consideration of extrinsic facts or evidence — compare patent ambiguity

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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