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" ... the language of the promisor is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. "
Quarterly bulletin (New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Health). 1913 - Page 2
1913
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of the State of ..., Volume 196

New York (State). Court of Appeals, George Franklin Comstock, Henry Rogers Selden, Francis Kernan, Hiram Edward Sickels - 1910 - 674 pages
...where it is said that when the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. Reference is also made to the rule laid down by Mr. May in his work on Insurance, quoted...
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The New York Supplement

1915
...of the defendant, and should be liberally construed in favor of the plaintiff. In the following case it was said : "The language of the promisor is to be interpreted in the sense in which lie had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee." White v. Hoyt. 73 NY 505. I think it...
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Select Cases and Other Authorities on the Law of Trusts

Austin Wakeman Scott - 1919 - 858 pages
...effort to ascertain the construction which should be given to it, we are also to observe the rule that the language of the promisor is to be interpreted...he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. White v. Hoyt, 73 NY 505, 511. At the time the uncle wrote the letter he was indebted to...
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Ohio Circuit Court Reports: New Series, Volume 31

Ohio. Circuit Court - 1921 - 654 pages
...well as of ethics, that when the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one, it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. * * * "It is also familiar rule of law, that if it be left in doubt, in view of the general...
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New York Law of Contracts, Volume 2

Briscoe Baldwin Clark - 1922 - 1270 pages
...' ' 78 Consequently where the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one, it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to believe it was understood by the promisee.79 As 74. Kinnear v. Powell, (Super. Ct. GT 1893) 3 Misc....
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Selected Cases on the Law of Contracts

Ernest Wilson Huffcut, Edwin Hamlin Woodruff - 1925 - 808 pages
...effort to ascertain the construction which should be given to it, we are also to observe the rule that the language of the promisor is to be interpreted...he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. White v. Hoyt, 73 NY 505, 511. At the time the uncle wrote the letter he was indebted to...
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Select Cases on the Law of Trusts

George Purcell Costigan - 1925 - 1017 pages
...effort to ascertain the construction which should be given to it, we are also to observe the rule that the language of the promisor is to be interpreted...he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. White v. Hoyt, 73 NY 505, 511. At the time the uncle wrote the letter he was indebted to...
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The Federal Reporter, Volume 138

1905
...well as of ethics that, where the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one, it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. lt is also a familiar rule of law that, if it be left in doubt, in view of the general tenor...
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The New York Supplement, Volume 167

1918 - 1288 pages
...as of ethics, tliat where the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one, it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee," Hoffman v. 2Etn& Ins. Co., 32 NY 405, 413, 88 Am. Dee. 337; White v. Hoyt, 78 NY 505 ; Nellls...
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The Insurance Law Journal: Reports of All Decisions ..., Volume 29; Volume 49

1917 - 934 pages
...in the syllabus :— "Where the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one, it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee." "Conditions and provisos in policies of insurance are to be construed strictly against the...
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