Definition of Literal interpretation
1. Noun. An interpretation based on the exact wording.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Literal Interpretation
Literary usage of Literal interpretation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook on the Construction and Interpretation of the Laws by Henry Campbell Black (1911)
"Intention of Legislature—literal interpretation. 28. Equitable Construction. 29-32. Spirit and Reason of the Law. 33. Scope and Purpose of the Act. 84. ..."
2. Legal and Political Hermeneutics: Or Principles of Interpretation and by Francis Lieber, William Gardiner Hammond (1880)
"... to arrive at the True Sense — Close Interpretation — literal interpretation is an inadmissible Term — Instances of pretended literal interpretation ..."
3. A Commentary on the Interpretation of Statutes by Sir Peter Benson Maxwell, Gustav Adolf Endlich (1888)
"Primary Rule of literal interpretation. § 3. Common Law Meaning of Words. § 4. ... Application of the Principle of literal interpretation. §. Exceptions. 8. ..."
4. The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated by William Warburton (1837)
"And is it not a MOST PLEASANT literal interpretation to make Elias not signify Elias, but somebody who resembled him in ..."
5. The Theological and Literary Journal (1861)
"This is the ' literal interpretation ' of a school which will not allow Israel to mean the Church or chosen people as such considered, but insists upon its ..."
6. Institutes of Natural Law: Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures on by Thomas Rutherforth (1832)
"The principal rule to be observed in literal interpretation, is to follow that sense, in respect both of the words and of the construction, ..."
7. Commentaries Upon International Law by Robert Phillimore, Reginald James Mure (1882)
"There are, however, certain general rules of literal interpretation, which have been sanctioned by all jurists, and which should be mentioned in this place. ..."
8. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim (1883)
"It had its ' laws,' and ' canons'—some of which excluded the literal interpretation, while others admitted it by the side of the higher meaning.1 » To begin ..."