Interpretatio Talis In Ambiguis Semper Fienda Est Ut Evitetur Inconveniens Et Absurdum Law and Legal Definition

Interpretatio talis in ambiguis semper fienda est ut evitetur inconveniens et absurdum is a legal maxim in Latin. It states that, when there are ambiguities, a construction should be so made such that what is unsuitable and absurd may be avoided. It simply denotes that doubtful matters should be interpreted in a manner that avoids inconsistency and absurdity. This principle is related to rules of Interpretation.

The following is an example of a case law referring to the maxim:

The court would also normally be guided by the maxim: Interpretatio talis in ambiguis semper fienda est ut evitetur inconveniens et absurdum, that is, HN7"In ambiguities, a construction should always be found such that what is unsuitable and absurd may be avoided." [United States v. Jefferson, 302 F. Supp. 2d 1295, 1301 (D. Ala. 2004)].