He says: “You are the one I love the most among the women in my life, and that includes my mother, my sister and my grandmother.” You ask him, “Is that ejusdem generis or expressio unius?” And he answers, “Ejusdem generis.” Should you slap him or kiss him?
Here’s a short reviewer on some Latin phrases in Legal Method. The phrases are followed by a very short description of cases that illustrate the Latin rule. The definitions are taken from Agpalo’s book on Statutory Construction.
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