GENERAL LEGAL PRINCIPLES; STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION – General Principles
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1407.01000 – General Principles
If language is not ambiguous, the plain meaning of the language governs its interpretation. Every work should be given meaning leaving no part as surplus. Repeals by implication are not favored and will not be found if statutes can be rationally harmonized; pp. 17-18.