practical construction
prac·ti·cal construction n
1: the interpretation of the terms of a contract as shown by the performance of the parties that may be used by the court to help determine the intent of the parties; also: the doctrine that permits such a method of discerning intent compare course of performance
2: interpretation of a statute or document in a manner that does not defeat its purpose esp. when a strict interpretation would produce clearly unintended or absurd results

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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