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golden rule

the rule of construction that directs the person construing a provision, usually a statute, to read it according to the ordinary sense of the words unless, however, such a reading produces some illogicality or inconsistency. If this happens then it is permissible to read it so that the illogicality is removed but no further. See STATUTORY INTERPRETATION.
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To watch the full video episodes of The Golden Rules or hear the podcast you can visit https://www.thegoldenrules.biz/
"That leads to another pair of golden rules which must be followed: The team is always more important than the individual, and the crest on the chest is more important than the name on the back of the shirt.
We were not shy in using the words Golden Rules, as road traffic fatalities are an area of national priority ('UAE Vision 2021'), and are recognised as the No 2 killer in the UAE overall, and the No 1 killer for kids below the age of 15 years.
The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership: Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders by M.A.
This year PDO placed special emphasis on the theme of 'Respect', one of PDO's three "Golden Rules" to embed a stronger safety culture.
SILVER start-ups have been urged to heed some golden rules before setting up in business.
The authors have organized their text around their titular ten golden rules, each based around the work of one philosopher.
London, Dec 28 ( ANI ): Experts have jotted down five golden rules for a healthy lifestyle which according to them are a key to staying healthy and fit during old age.
While a number of guides to lobbying focus on theoretical cases, The golden rules of lobbying', co-written by Stephane Desselas and Natacha Clarac, changes tack with its firmly pragmatic and didactic approach.
In tonight's Golden Rules of TV there's familiar faces giving their advice, including Piers Morgan, Al Murray, Sir Trevor McDonald, Noel Edmonds, Jason Gardiner, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Peter Sissons.
A special World Energy Outlook report on unconventional gas, Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas, released in London by the International Energy Agency (IEA), presents a set of "Golden Rules" to meet concerns about natural gas resources exploitation.