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A doctrine which requires that, as much as possible, a statute be interpreted as within power. When the language of a statute will bear both a valid, limited meaning and an invalid, extended meaning, the limited meaning should be selected. 3, record 1, English, - %26quot%3Breading%20down%26quot%3B%20principle
atténuer : Rendre moins grave [...] 3, record 1, French, - th%26eacute%3Borie%20de%20l%27interpr%26eacute%3Btation%20att%26eacute%3Bnu%26eacute%3Be
L'interprétation conciliatrice («reading down») [...] consiste à interpréter la disposition d'une manière restrictive afin d'éviter les difficultés constitutionnelles. 4, record 1, French, - th%26eacute%3Borie%20de%20l%27interpr%26eacute%3Btation%20att%26eacute%3Bnu%26eacute%3Be
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