Verba Generalia Restringuntur Ad Habilitatem Rei Vel Personam Law and Legal Definition
p>The Latin maxim verba generalia restringuntur ad habilitatem rei vel personam means general words are to be understood according to the subject matter it deals. When interpreting general words, the meaning must be confined to the person or thing to which it is used. General words used in different circumstances affords different meaning, in connection with its usage and purpose. The use of general words in statute must be confined to the particular situation. The interpretation should not be repugnant to intention of the makers.