Methods of Searching for the Ordinary Meaning and the Possible Codification

  • Chang-fa LoEmail author


This chapter focuses on the reasons of relying on the ordinary meaning and the methods of identifying the proper ordinary meaning for an interpreted treaty term. It explains that referring to the usage of the term in a separate treaty could be one of the methods of identifying the ordinary meaning. It is also a common practice to search for the possible ordinary meanings from dictionaries. This chapter suggests that there must be certain rules to guide the use of dictionaries for treaty interpretation purpose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Judicial YuanConstitutional CourtTaipeiTaiwan

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