extrinsic ambiguity

extrinsic ambiguity
In a written contract, such is an uncertainty which does not arise by the terms of the instrument itself, but is created by some collateral matter not appearing in the instrument. Pacific Indemnity Co. v. California Electric Works, 29 Cal.App.2d 260, 84 P.2d 313, 320

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  • extrinsic ambiguity — In a written contract, such is an uncertainty which does not arise by the terms of the instrument itself, but is created by some collateral matter not appearing in the instrument. Pacific Indemnity Co. v. California Electric Works, 29 Cal.App.2d… …   Black's law dictionary

  • extrinsic — ex·trin·sic /ek strin zik, sik/ adj: not contained in or occurring in something (as a contract) an extrinsic representation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. extrinsic …   Law dictionary

  • ambiguity — /aembsgyuwatiy/ Doubtfulness; doubleness of meaning. Duplicity, indistinctness, or uncertainty of meaning of an expression used in a written instrument. Want of clearness or definiteness; difficult to comprehend or distinguish; of doubtful import …   Black's law dictionary

  • ambiguity — /aembsgyuwatiy/ Doubtfulness; doubleness of meaning. Duplicity, indistinctness, or uncertainty of meaning of an expression used in a written instrument. Want of clearness or definiteness; difficult to comprehend or distinguish; of doubtful import …   Black's law dictionary

  • ambiguity — I noun abstruseness, ambiguitas, bafflement, bewilderment, confounded meaning, confused meaning, confusion, disconcertion, doubtful meaning, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, duplexity in meaning, equivocalness, equivocation, incertitude,… …   Law dictionary

  • latent ambiguity — An ambiguity in a writing which does not appear until the writing is applied to the circumstances. Putnam v Bond, 100 Mass 58, 60. An uncertainty in an instrument which does not appear on the face, but which is shown to exist for the first time… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • latent ambiguity — latent am·bi·gu·i·ty / ˌam bə gyü ə tē/ n: an uncertainty which does not appear on the face of a legal instrument (as a contract or will) but which arises from a consideration of extrinsic facts or evidence compare patent ambiguity Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • latent ambiguity — A defect which does not appear on the face of language used or an instrument being considered. It arises when language is clear and intelligible and suggests but a single meaning, but some extrinsic fact or some extraneous evidence creates a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • latent ambiguity — A defect which does not appear on the face of language used or an instrument being considered. It arises when language is clear and intelligible and suggests but a single meaning, but some extrinsic fact or some extraneous evidence creates a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • latent ambiguity — noun : an uncertainty which does not appear upon the face of a legal instrument but arises from evidence aliunde : an uncertainty not involved in words themselves but arising from outside matters opposed to patent ambiguity * * * Law. uncertainty …   Useful english dictionary

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