Contra Proferentem Rule

Contra Proferentem Rule,

What is Contra Proferentem Rule?

  • The definition of Contra Proferentem Rule is: Generally accepted rules where the ambiguity in the insurance policy is strongly interpreted against the insurance company. There are three steps to enforce this rule: (1) Courts review policy terms to determine if they are ambiguous. ()) If the language is ambiguous, the court will allow external evidence to clarify the policy and determine the parties' consent to the conclusion of the agreement. If external evidence removes the ambiguity, the agreement will be validated. Original meaning with external evidence. ()) If the external test does not specify ambiguity, the contradictory rule applies and the ambiguous language is interpreted in favor of the policyholder and against the insurer.

Literal Meanings of Contra Proferentem Rule


Meanings of Contra:
  1. A member of a Nicaraguan guerrilla group that opposed the left-wing Sandinista government from 1979 to 1990 and was strongly supported by the United States. It was officially dissolved in 1990 after the election defeat of Sandinitas.

Sentences of Contra
  1. But Sandinitas, by contrast, threatened to challenge the armed forces against the new democratic government.

Synonyms of Contra

inimical to, opposed to, resistant to, averse to, at odds with, in disagreement with, hostile to, in opposition to, contra, unsympathetic to, antagonistic towards


Meanings of Rule:
  1. Any clear or understood principle or set of principles that governs behavior in a particular activity or scope.

  2. A principle that works in a particular field of knowledge and defines or determines what is possible or permitted.

  3. Ethics and code of conduct for a command or community.

  4. Control or dominate an area or people.

  5. Normal or normal condition.

  6. A piece of wood or other hard material used to measure length or to mark straight lines on a ruler.

  7. Thin lines or dashes, usually used to separate headings, columns or different parts of text

  8. Judge or court order which refers only to a particular case.

  9. Exercising maximum power or authority over (an area and its inhabitants)

  10. (Feelings) have a strong and limited influence.

  11. Be a dominant or strong element.

  12. To be great or to be the best.

  13. (A planet) has a special effect (zodiac sign, house, etc.)

  14. Talk to the authorities and the law.

  15. Draw parallel lines (paper)

  16. Do you have any working habits or general rules?

Sentences of Rule
  1. Skeptics can see clear rules that govern skill or sport but not art.

  2. He admitted that he did not understand the documents that explained the rules and procedures for urban taxi drivers.

  3. These leaders ignore business rules and deceive investors.

  4. Help them understand that your rules are a bit strict.

  5. Strict rules and regulations apply to this type of program.

  6. In all markets, buyers and sellers need rules that govern their behavior and avoid abusing each other's position.

  7. There are rules for legal action.

  8. A spokesman for the facility said that the rules and regulations of the prison authorities do not allow the defendants to discharge their duties.

  9. The proposal is the latest in a series of regulations governing the supply and use of fireworks.

Synonyms of Rule

protocol, by-law, leadership, predominate, command, norm, pronouncement, supremacy, hold sway, be in command, be in control of, be in control, form, canon, administration, obtain, custom, be the leader of, habit, dominion, administer, edict