Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the rule that statutes should be se construed as to avoid "inconvenience," this means, as applied to the public, the sacrifice or jcoparding of important public interests or hampering the legitimate activities of government or the transaction of public business, and, as applied to individuals, serious hardship or injustice. See Black, Interp. Laws, 102; Betts v. U. S., 132 Fed. 237, 65 C. C. A. 452.