practical construction


prac·​ti·​cal construction
: the interpretation of the terms of a contract as shown by the performance of the parties that may be used by the court to help determine the intent of the parties
also : the doctrine that permits such a method of discerning intent compare course of performance
: interpretation of a statute or document in a manner that does not defeat its purpose especially when a strict interpretation would produce clearly unintended or absurd results

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“Practical construction.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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