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NONSENSE, construction. That which in a written agreement or will is unintelligible.
     2. It is a rule of law that an instrument shall be so construed that the whole, if possible, shall stand. When a matter is written grammatically right, but it is unintelligible, and the whole makes nonsense, some words cannot be rejected to make sense of the rest; 1 Salk. 324; but when matter is nonsense by being contrary and repugnant to, some precedent sensible latter, such repugnant matter is rejected. Ib.; 15 Vin. Ab. 560; 14 Vin. Ab. 142. The maxim of the civil law on this subject agrees with this rule: Quae in testamento ita sunt scripta, ut intelligi non possent: perinde sunt, ac si scripta non essent. Dig. 50,17,73,3. Vide articles Ambiguity; Construction; Interpretation.
     3. In pleading, when matter is nonsense by being contradictory and repugnant to something precedent, the precedent matter, which is sense, shall not be defeated by the repugnancy which follows, but that which is contradictory shall be rejected; as in ejectment where the declaration is of a demise on the second day of January, and that the defendant postea scilicet, on the first of January, ejected him; here the scilicet may be rejected as being expressly contrary to the postea and the precedent matter. 5 East, 255; 1 Salk. 324.

References in classic literature ?
for this sort of nonsense will not do for me,'--then obviously, that is your way of putting the question, no one can answer you.
It is not nonsense to imagine for a little time that the ages between have rolled away and that those days are with us?
He told him, and the nonsense he had talked when found and on the way home, all which made the licentiate the more eager to do what he did the next day, which was to summon his friend the barber, Master Nicholas, and go with him to Don Quixote's house.
If only their nonsense were their own, but as it is .
The Red Queen shook her head, 'You may call it "nonsense" if you like,' she said, 'but I'VE heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary
Wilcox, or Evie, or Charles; she had liked being told that her notions of life were sheltered or academic; that Equality was nonsense, Votes for Women nonsense, Socialism nonsense, Art and Literature, except when conducive to strengthening the character, nonsense.
It was nonsense and defamatory towards me and my character.
M2 PHARMA-October 26, 2017-FDA Fails to Approve PTC Therapeutics NDA for Ataluren for Nonsense Mutation Dystrophinopathies
Venko Andonovski comments in Nova Makedonija the nonsense in Macedonia, stressing that we have a law that bans the sale of alcohol after 21 o'clock, but the name dispute remains unsolved.
And instead of discussing what is the best nourishment we can provide, they bring out this absolutely absurd, obscurantist, nonsense and it is the public money which have been used to promote this," she said.
According to the company, ataluren (Translarna) is an oral, first-in-class, protein restoration therapy for the treatment of nonsense mutation dystrophinopathy, including nonsense Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD).
today announced that the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has published new results further validating Translarna's (ataluren) mechanism of action to promote readthrough of premature stop codons resulting from nonsense mutations in genetic disorders.