Golden Rule of Interpretation
The rules that lead to the formation of the Golden Rule of Interpretation were laid by Lord Wensleydale. According to the Golden Rule, where the statute suffers from logical defects and absurdity, the grammatical and ordinary meaning of the words may be modified by judges so as to avoid the defects.
Related Cases / Recent Cases / Case Laws
- Grey Vs Pearson, 1857
Related Cases / Recent Cases / Case Law
- Bangalore University v St John's Medical College, AIR 1980 Karnataka 42: Mere publication of the statute is not enough. The statute should mention the date from which it has to come into force
- Namit Sharma Vs Union of India
- Yeswant v Walchand, (1950) SCR 852 (868): The Supreme Court held that, "Rules of equity have no application where there are definite statutory provisions specifying the grounds on the basis alone the stoppage or suspension of running of time can arise. While the Courts are necessarily astute in checkmating fraud, it should be equally borne in mind that statutes of limitation are statutes of repose".