latent ambiguity

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

Legal Definition of latent ambiguity

: 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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“Latent ambiguity.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/latent%20ambiguity. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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