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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 12
1913
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Milton C. Jacobs - 1950 - 282 pages
...Devoe, 124 NY 120). 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. Aetna Fire Ins. Co., 32 NY 405). Practical Construction. There may be a practical...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Courts of Appeal of the State ..., Volume 33

1917
...ineffectual for any purpose. "Where the language of one party 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 other party." (Ibid., p. 660; and this iB the rule stated in section Ifi49 of the Civil Code.) It is...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Ohio, Volume 53

Ohio. Supreme Court - 1896
...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. Potter v. Ins. Co., 5 Hill, 149 ; Barlow \. Scott, 24 NY, 40. It is also a familiar rule...
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Weekly Bulletin of the Dept. of Health of the City of New York, Volumes 2-3

New York (N.Y.). Department of Health - 1913
...made for the public good, although it be a penal one, it should receive an equitable construction. In one case, in laying down the rule for the construction...which the Legislature had reason to suppose it would be understood by the people. "A statute being remedial, should be liberally construed to accomplish...
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Wisconsin Reports: Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Volume 60

Wisconsin. Supreme Court, Abram Daniel Smith, Philip Loring Spooner, Obadiah Milton Conover, Frederic King Conover, Frederick William Arthur, Frederick C. Seibold - 1885
...give the contract the sense in which the promisor believed the other party to have accepted it, or in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee," and the practical interpretation of the contract by the practice and conduct of the parties...
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