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14A.20.020 Principles of Construction.

The provisions embodied in Title 14 shall be construed according to the plain meaning of their terms, but when the language is susceptible of differing constructions, the language shall be interpreted to further the general purposes stated in this Chapter and of any special purposes established in the particular provision involved, and shall not contradict state or federal law. Any discretionary powers conferred by this Title shall be exercised to further the general purposes stated here.