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(Lat.) In the same situation as; in the same condition as. Interpretanda sunt. In contracts, when the question is what was agreed upon, the terms are to be interpreted against the party offering them. Dig. 45. 1. 38. 18. Chancellor Kent remarks that the true principle appears to be “to give the contract the sense in which the person making the promise believes the other party to have accepted it, if he in fact did so understand and accept it.” 2 Kent, Comm. (7th Ed.) 721; 2 Day (Conn.) 281; 1 Duer, Ins. 159, 160; Broom, Leg. Max. (3d London Ed.) 534; Dig. 45. 1. 38. § 18.

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