Entire act

Definition of Entire act

The words “entire act” as used in the rule of statutory construction that it is the duty of the court to examine the entire act means the caption, the body of the act, and the emergency clause. Anderson v. Penix, 138 Tex. 596, 161 S.W.2d 455, 459.

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