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Stricti Juris

stricti juris adj or adv

[Latin]
: according to or determined by strict interpretation of the law [the rights of a guarantor are stricti juris "Sitzer v. Lang, 243 S.E.2d 95 (1978)"]
n : a rule of legal interpretation requiring or dictating close, narrow, or strict interpretation [failure to apply the rule of stricti juris to the parol evidence "Brown v. Capitol Fish Co., 282 S.E.2d 694 (1981)"]



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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