Ut res magis valeat quam pereat

Ut res magis valeat quam pereat

Meaning:

Its literal meaning is better for thing to have an effect than to be made void.

Details:

In Radha Sundar v. Mohammed Rahim, the Apex Court has held that it is settled law of election that if two meanings of a document are admissible and in which one meaning affects all the clauses of the document in question whereas another meaning nullifies one or more clauses of the said document, then the earlier meaning of the document should be accepted on the principle that it is better for a thing to have an effect than to be made void

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