The Role of Ejusdem Generis in Legal Interpretation

  • Mitali Sanjay Pagare
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  • Mitali Sanjay Pagare

    Student at Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, India

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The principle of Ejusdem Generis is one from the general principles of interpretation introduced to interpret loosely written statutes. There is ambiguous language in statutes, and other legal documents which cannot be encoded, this research paper explores the foundational principle of “ejusdem generis” in the field of legal interpretation. The study beings by delving into the historical development of ejusdem generis, tracing its origins in ancient to its integration into modern legal systems. It examines how ejusdem generis contributes to decipher ambiguity in legal language, ultimately enhancing the clarity and effectiveness of statutes. Through an analysis of notable legal cases, this research illuminates the pivotal role ejusdem generis plays in maintaining legislative intent. To boot, this paper examines the nuanced, applications of ejusdem generis across diverse legal domains. In an era characterized by evolving jurisprudence and complex legislation, understanding the intricacies of ejusdem generis is essential for legal scholars, practitioners, and policymakers alike. This research paper contributes to the ongoing discourse on statutory interpretation by shedding light on the multifaceted dimensions of ejusdem generis.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 931 - 939


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