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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, - %5C%22reading%20down%5C%22%20principle
atténuer : Rendre moins grave [...] 3, record 1, French, - th%C3%A9orie%20de%20l%27interpr%C3%A9tation%20att%C3%A9nu%C3%A9e
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%C3%A9orie%20de%20l%27interpr%C3%A9tation%20att%C3%A9nu%C3%A9e
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