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Construction of lease terms

Dictionary definitions Joint London Holdings Ltd v Mount Cook Land Ltd [2005] EWCA Civ 1171. In this case the CA had to determine the meaning of the word victualler in a 1950 lease. In the absence of any other evidence the court had regard to dictionaries. Etherton J: “I agree entirely with the Judge on the general approach to the interpretation of the expression in clause 1I(7). Notwithstanding that the presence of the word in that clause can be traced…

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