Construction (Noun)

Definition: The process by which a judge first interprets the words of a legal text such as an Act, and then translates this meaning into legal rules. The corresponding verb is ‘to construe’. 

Example: The judge took a purposive approach in his construction of Section 2 of the Act. The judge construed Section 2 of the Act with a purposive approach. 

This word features in Episode 28 of the Study Legal English Podcast.