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The language that precedes and follows a series of words, such as a particular sentence or clause.

The context of a legal document is often scrutinized to shed light upon the intent of an ambiguous or obscure sentence or clause so that it may be interpreted as its drafter intended.


noun argumentum, background, circumstance, coloring, connection, connotation, extended meaning, force, gist, implication, import, main meaning, meaning, mode of expression, purport, range of meaning, scope, sense, subject matter, sum and substance, surroundings, tenor, text, topic
Foreign phrases: Nemo enim aliquam partem recte intelligere possit antequam totum iterum atque iterum perregerit.No one can rightly understand one part before he has again and again read the whole.
See also: case, connotation, environment, posture, situation

CONTEXT. The general series or composition of a law, contract, covenant, or agreement.
     2. When, there is any obscurity in the words of an agreement or law, the context must be considered in its construction, for it must be performed according to the intention of its framers. 2 Cowen, 781,; 3 Miss. 447 1 Harringt. 154; 6 John. 43; 5 Gill & John. 239; 3 B. & P. 565; 8 East, 80 1 Dall. 426; 4 Dall. 340; 3 S. & R. 609 See Construction; Interpretation.

References in periodicals archive ?
Pedrycz, "Context adaptation in fuzzy processing and genetic algorithms," International Journal of Intelligent Systems, vol.
Gomide, "Context adaptation in fuzzy processing," in Proceedings of Brazil-Japan Joint Symposium on Fuzzy Systems, Campinas, Brazil, 1994.
In order to adapt the hotel booking process to the unexpected changes that can occur at runtime, we present a methodological approach for the dynamic adaptation of service compositions according to the context. The proposed approach consists mainly of two steps: "the context management" step and "the adaptation actions" step.
The context management consists on the context modeling, capture and reasoning.
In this approach, the model is organized as a tree of model context which contain the components of the model.
The context processor component gathers context information from the user's environment performs context reasoning and generates context and situation events.
where [i.sub.0], [i.sub.1], ..., [i.sub.t] [member of] C, with [i.sub.0] = j being the beginning context and [i.sub.t] = k being the context at time t.
It is worth mentioning that, whatever policies are applied and whatever the output context is, if an adversary guesses that the user is in a sensitive context s [member of] C at time t, the probability that the guess result is true is at least P{[Z.sub.t] = s} because this probability can be computed by using (2).
The proper architectural support is an indispensible foundation for the gathering, modelling, storing, and distributing of context data.
Early in 2001, a noticeable example framework named Context Toolkit was developed [20].
We analyzed the context information which maybe produced in the new networking environment and the processes of service registration, service discovery, service selection, and service composition based on the needs of the user under the Internet of Things and defined the context information as the environment context information, the device context information, the user context information, and the calculation context information.
The original acquisition is the process of obtaining various types of context information (or data) directly from a variety of context information sources (such as sensors, RFID readers, and cameras).