Interpretatio Fienda Est Ut Res Magis Valeat Quam Pereat Law and Legal Definition
Interpretatio fienda est ut res magis valeat quam pereat is a legal maxim in Latin that relates to the rule of interpretation. The maxim states such an interpretation is to be adopted that the measure may take effect rather fail.
The following is an example of a case law referring to the maxim:“But a legislative intent to exceed constitutional rights and to violate fundamental law is never to be presumed, if the language of the statute can be satisfied by a contrary construction. Interpretatio fienda est ut res magis valeat quam pereat. A statute is to be construed in connection with a constitutional provision in pari materia. The act with which we are concerned is, therefore, to be regarded as intended to apply only to that part of the passenger business of the railroads over which the legislative power of regulation extends, and since that business is not so confused with interstate passenger traffic as to be insusceptible of separate regulation, we hold that the act is not invalid for the reason last suggested. “ [Pennsylvania R. Co. v. Philadelphia County, 220 Pa. 100 (Pa. 1908)].
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