Contra Proferentum

A legal principle, particularly applied to form contracts, that any ambiguity in the agreement is construed against the drafter (the person who “proffered” the language.) Thus if language in an agreement could have two meanings or interpretations, each favoring one party or the other, the meaning that favors the party that did not draft it should be applied. Contra proferentum applies most strongly to form agreements.

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