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POINTS, construction. Marks in writing and in print, to denote the stops that ought to be made in reading, and to point out the sense.
     2. Points are not usually put in legislative acts or in deeds: Eunom. Dial. 2, Sec. 33, p. 239; yet, in construing them, the courts must read them with such stops as will give effect to the whole. 4 T. R. 65.
     3. The points are the comma, the semi-colon, the colon, the full point, the point of interrogation and exclamation. Barr. on the Stat. 294, note; vide Punctuation.

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The main drafts points of the Horse Racing Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 that aims to strengthen the Minister for Agriculture's control and streamline the functions of Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club, reveal a key change to the relationship between them, with the regulatory body set to find itself with reduced autonomy.