strict construction

noun

Legal Definition of strict construction

: interpretation (as of a writing or legislation) based on a literal or technical understanding of the words used

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“Strict construction.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/strict%20construction. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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