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[3] On the other hand, the dispute may turn on a passage of the law which is clear in one sense and doubtful in another. “The son of a harlot shall not address the people. A woman who had a son became a prostitute. The youth is forbidden to address the people.” Here there is no doubt about the son of one who was a prostitute before his birth, but it is doubtful whether the law applies to the case of one born before his mother became a prostitute.

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