Latin: Sense, meaning, signification. Malo sensu, in an evil or derogatory sense. Mitiori sensu, in a milder, less severe, or less stringent sense. Sensu honesto, in an honest sense; to Interpret words sensu honesto is to take them so as not to impute Impropriety to the persons concerned. Sensns verborum est anima legis. Coke, 2. The meaning of the words ia the spirit of the law. Sensns verborum est duplex, mitis et asper; et verba semper acdpienda sunt in mitiori sensu. 4 Coke, 13. The mean-nig of words is two-fold, mild and harsh; and words are always to be received In their milder sense. Sensns verborum ex eansa diocndi ao-eipiondus est; ot sermones semper acci-piendi sunt secundum subjeetam materiam. The sense of words is to be taken from the occasion of speaking them; and discourses are always to be interpreted according to the subject matter. 4 Coke, 13b. See 2 Kent, Comm. 555.
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