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[43] ratiocinative basis or syllogism1 and the majority of questions dealing with the letter of the law and intention are based on equity, with the exception that this last question sometimes admits of conjecture as, for instance, concerning the intentions of the legislator: ambiguity, however, must always be explained by conjecture, because as it is clear that the words admit of two interpretations the only question is as to the intention.

1 When we argue that a certain case comes under a certain law. cp. ยง 15.

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