Ambiguities Clause Law and Legal Definition

The ambiguities clause is an important factor in a contract. There is a general principle of law which states that ambiguities in a contract are construed against the drafter of the contract. Ambiguities arise when the terms of a contract could be reasonably interpreted in different ways. Some ambiguities may not be obvious to the ordinary observer but may arise because the contract language has an unusual meaning under the circumstances. An “ambiguities” clause would state that any ambiguous language in the contract shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning, and not strictly for or against either party.