Lord Wensleydale’s Golden Rules of Interpretation for any statute.
According to him “Interpretation is the method by which the true sense or meaning of the world is understood. ‘The meaning of an ordinary word of the English language is not a question of law. The proper construction of a statute is a question of law. The purpose of the interpretation of the statute is to unlock the locks put by the legislature. For such unlocking, keys are to be found out. These keys may be termed as aids of interpretation and the principles of interpretation. …………..’ It is a very useful rule in the construction of a statute to adhere to ordinary meaning of the words used, and to the grammatical construction unless that is at variance with intention of the Legislature to be collected from the statute itself, or leads to any manifest absurdity or repugnance, in which case the language may be varied or modified so as to avoid such inconvenience, but no further”.