Monthly Archives: July 2014

Doubt

DOUBT. The uncertainty which exists in relation to a fact, a proposition, or other thing; or it is an equipoise of the mind arising from an equality of contrary reasons. Ayl. Pand. 121.

The embarrassing position of a judge is that of being in doubt, and it is frequently the lot of the wisest and most enlightened to be in this condition, those who have little or no experience usually find no difficulty in deciding the most, problematical questions.

Do you want to know what the judge is thinking? Glean what afflicts him.

Ladies & gentleman, I give you latent ambiguity:

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