broad interpretation

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Noun1.broad interpretation - an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)
interpreting, rendering, rendition, interpretation - an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning"
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Such a broad interpretation places the person who has slaughtered people on the basis of a radical political, socio-economic ideology on the same footing with a person who has murdered while committing dacoity, kidnapped for ransom or damaged property.
"This is a very broad interpretation which is likely to seriously impact a large number of website operators and potentially also have implications for business models on the internet," he said.
While the detailed dissection of the works examined by Fels are insightful, his own broad interpretation of the historians and their approaches are themselves questionable.
WASHINGTON -- Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff legal challenges.
Foreign businesses worry the draft glosses over details and that vague language leaves room for broad interpretation.
Cuthbert has filed this appeal is putting this particular project in serious peril.[I]t shows how disruptive such a broad interpretation could be."
When the trial court granted summary judgment to the Mogill defendants based on a broad interpretation of witness immunity standards, the appeal followed.
In order to protect against such a broad interpretation, courts have ruled prosecutors have to prove the "specific intent" to harm the interests of the United States.
This year's theme at the Biennale focuses on, 'Emotional States' which has been chosen to provoke a broad interpretation across design disciplines, with immersive and engaging installations that interrogate how design affects every aspect of people's lives - the way we live and how we live - but also influences our very being, emotions and experiences.
"The prime minister believes the current version of the bill enables a broad interpretation that may allow the censorship of opinions and cause serious harm to the freedom of expression in the State of Israel," the statement added.
"Dancers performing a lift during a ballet surely do not intend for their touching to incite sexual arousal in the manner contemplated by the ordinance."<br />She added that under Gentlemen's Playground's broad interpretation of the statute, athletes' "frequent celebratory slaps on the buttocks" could cause sports arenas to be classified as sexually oriented businesses.