Letter of the Law

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Letter of the Law

The strict and exact force of the language used in a statute, as distinguished from the spirit, general purpose, and policy of the statute.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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