contra proferentem

What is contra proferentem?

contra proferentem is one of Latin legal terms, literally translated to ‘Against the one bringing forth’. Definition and use: Used in contract law to stipulate that an ambiguous term in a contract shall be interpreted against the interests of the party that insisted upon the term’s inclusion. Prevents the intentional additions of ambiguous terminology from being exploited by the party who insisted on its inclusion.

 

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