Difference between Grammatical Interpretations and Logical Interpretations are as follows:
- It is also called “Literal Interpretation”.
It depends upon the ‘letter’ of enacted law.
- It interprets only the ‘verbal expression of the law’. It does not go beyond the ‘literal legist’.
- In grammatical interpretation, the words are construed according to the popular or dictionary meaning of the term. It gives the plain sense.
- Grammatical interpretations are used frequently in courts.
- It is also called “Functional Interpretation”.
- It depends upon the ‘spirit’ of enacted law.
- It looks beyond upon the ‘literal legist’. It seeks elsewhere for some other and more satisfactory evidence of the true intention of the legislature.
- Where grammatical interpretation fails, in such cases the ‘sentential legist’ may be ascertained from other factors.
- Rarely, it is used.