practical construction

noun
prac·​ti·​cal construction

Legal Definition of practical construction

1 : 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
2 : 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/practical%20construction. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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