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Ejusdem Genesis

Things of the same kind
When there are (at least) 2 of the same type of specific words, followed by a general phrase, the general phrase = something of the same kind as the specific

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Noscitur sociis

Words are interpreted in the context they are in

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Expressio unius est exclusio Alterus

The mention of one thing is to the exclusion of the other

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Case- Ejusdem Generis

Powell v Kempton Park Racecourse

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Case- Noscitur a sociis

Pengelley v Bell Punch co

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Case- Expressio unius est exclusio alterius

Inhabitants of Sedgley

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Things of the same kind

Ejusdem generis

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The mention of one thing is to the exclusion of another

Expressio unius est exclusio alterius

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A word should be interpreted by the context it is in

Noscitur sociis

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Ejusdem Generis - Powell v Kempton Park Racecourse - words interpreted

“House, room or other place”
All indicated inside

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Ejusdem Generis - Powell v Kempton Park Racecourse - Act

Betting Act 1853

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Expressio Unius Est Exclusio Alterius - Inhabitants of Sedgley - words interpreted

Taxes to be paid on “land, titles and coal mines”
Interpreted to the exclusion of the limestone mines

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Expressio unius est exclusio alterius - Inhabitants of Sedgley

N/a

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Noscitur a sociis - Pengelley v Bell Punch co - words interpreted

“Floors, steps, passageways & gangways”
Context interpreted to indicate spaces meant for passing through (not storage as D had injured themselves on)