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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.

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  • Grey Vs Pearson, 1857

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