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" In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who were called upon to act under the law, and were appointed to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect. "
Decisions of the First Comptroller in the Dept. of the Treasury - Page 204
by United States. Comptroller of the Treasury - 1895
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in Ohio Courts of Record ..., Volume 17

William John Tossell, Ohio. Superior Courts - Law reports, digests, etc - 1907
...that section, and it is said, in Edwards v. Darby, 25 US (12 Wheat.) 206, 210 [6 L. Ed. 603]', that, "The contemporaneous construction of those who were...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect. ' ' Counsel for plaintiff are, of course, right, that the question has never been directly raised or...
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Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land ..., Volume 13

United States. Department of the Interior - Public lands - 1892
...construction of a. doubtful and ambignous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who were called upou to act under the law, and were appointed to carry...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect. See also Atkins v. Disintegrating Uo. (18 Wall., 272, 301); Smythe v. Fiske (23 Wall., 374, 382); United...
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Reports from the Court of Claims Submitted to the House of ..., Volume 49

United States. Court of Claims - Law reports, digests, etc - 1915
...and ambiguous law the contemporaneous construction of those who were called upon to act thereunder and were appointed to carry Its provisions Into effect is entitled to great respect and ought not to be overruled without cogent reasons and may be accepted as determining...
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Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the United ..., Volume 1

United States - Law - 1916
...be given to it."'* T In one of the first cases on departmental construction Mr. Justice Trimble said that in the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous...provisions into effect " is entitled to very great respect. ' ' "** After the lapse of sixty years Judge Brewer, tracing " the growth of this principle in our...
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Naval Digest: Containing Digests of Selected Decisions of the Secretary of ...

United States. Navy. Office of the Judge Advocate General, Edwin North McClellan - Courts-martial and courts of inquiry - 1916 - 674 pages
...ambig3. "Avowals of f ramers" — It is the duty of the court to construe a law or ordinance, and uous law the contemporaneous construction of those who...were appointed to carry its provisions into effect," should not be disregarded. (Edwards v. Darby, 12 Wheat. 20fi, cited with approval in Atkins r. Disintegrating...
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The Federal Reporter, Volume 46

Law reports, digests, etc - 1891
...Says the court in US v. Hill: "In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law, the contemporary construction of those who were called upon to act...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect." 120 US 182, 7 Sup. Ct. Rep. 510; US v. Philbrkk, 120 US 50, 7 Sup. Ct. Rep. 413. The same doctrine...
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NBS Special Publication, Issue 101

Weights and measures - 1929
...rules and regulations, or the interpretation of statutes by officers charged with their enforcement : In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law...to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to great respect (Edwards v. Darby, 12 Wheat. 206, 210.) It is not unimportant to state, that the construction...
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The Insurance Law Journal: Reports of All Decisions ..., Volume 37; Volume 57

Insurance law - 1921
...clear that such construction is erroneous." Said the court in Edwards v. Darby, 12 Wheat. 206, 210: "In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law....effect, is entitled, to very great respect." This rule is reaffirmed in United States v. Moore, 95 US 760, 763, and in subsequent cases, and it has been...
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Laws Relating to the Navy, Annotated ...: In Force January 1, 1945, Volume 1

United States - Naval law - 1945
...in the background * * *." (Federal Trade Commission T. Bunte Bros,. 312 US 349, 351, Feb. 17, 1941.) "In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law,...provisions into effect, Is entitled to very great respect." (Edwards v. Darby. 12 Wheat. '206, 210, Jan. Term, 1827. See also: United States v. Moore, 95 US 760,...
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Audit Report of Comptroller General on Maritime Commission for the Fiscal ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations - 1950 - 460 pages
...Lessee v. Darly (12 Wheat. 206, 210), it was said: 'In the construction of a doubtful and ambignous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect.' To the same effect are United States v. Dickson (15 Pet. 141, 145) ; United States v. Qilmore (8 Wall....
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