Supreme Court sets aside Madras High Court decision for literal interpretation of word 'resides'

The top court endorsed the view taken by the trial court that in view of scientific advancements, the word ‘reside’ should not be given that meaning as was understood a century back.
Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari
Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari

The Supreme Court on Monday quashed a judgment of the Madras High Court for its illogical conclusion that the verb ‘reside’ should be given a literal meaning, especially with regard to its usage in deeds and statutes [V Prakash v M/s PS Govindaswamy Naidu & Sons].

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