harmonizing

Preserving a statute or part of a statute against repeal by another statute or part of a statute by construction which reconciles the statutes and parts with one another so that effect may be given to all provisions. 50 Am J1st Stat § 363. Reconciling clauses or provisions of a contract in construction, so as to ascertain the meaning of the contract by reasoning which dispels apparent repugnancy between the clauses or provisions. 17 Am J2d Contr § 267. Giving effect to an entire will by reconciling apparent inconsistencies, on the theory that the testator intended all parts of the will to operate. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1129. Reconciling apparent conflicts in testimony for the purpose of giving effect to all testimony, if possible. State v Pettit, 33 Idaho 326, 193 P 1015.

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