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Imprecise; uncertain; indefinite.

The term vague is frequently used in reference to a statute written in language that is so indefinite or lacking in precision that an individual of ordinary intelligence is forced to guess at its meaning. Statutes that are vague are ordinarily void on that ground.


Void for Vagueness Doctrine.

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She remembers only the vaguest and most complicated details about it all and her memory brings back scraps of detail that could well be a part of the mental mix-up the accident has caused her.
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There was not even the vaguest mention made by either the American Medical Association or the ACP.
It made for painful viewing, not just for England fans, but for anyone with even the vaguest idea of how to play the game.
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Do you work for an organization that hasn't the vaguest idea of what it's doing?
Prior to the tragic events of 9/11, most Americans had only the vaguest impression of Islam, principally gleaned from Hollywood films and literary novels involving the Crusades.
The pursuit of happiness is vaguest of things guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
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