The Rules on Interpretation of the Constitution (Political Law)

The Rules on Interpretation of the Constitution (Political Law)

The rules in Interpretation of the Constitution are as follows:

  1. Verba legis – That the words of the constitution are interpreted in their ordinary meaning unless technical terms are employed. (the explanation already speaks for itself. Remember not everyone governed by the Constitution are law makers, we are ordinary people who needs ordinary interpretation)
  2. Ratio Legis Est Anima When in doubt, the words of the constitution are interpreted according to the intent of its framers. (To simply put, if there is an ambiguity or vagueness in the interpretation of law, it shall be presumed that the law makers intended for the promulgation of justice, equality and in good faith)
  3. Ut Magis Valeat Quam Pereat – That the constitution should be interpreted as a whole. (We can not interpret the Constitution by just interpreting a single line or chosen provisions, it should be as a whole)

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