(a) The rule of construction that statutes in derogation of the common law are to be strictly construed shall have no application to this chapter. This chapter shall be broadly construed to accomplish its intended purposes.

Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 217

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.

(b) The rule of construction that specific statutory provisions should prevail over general statutory provisions shall have no application to this chapter except to the extent that the provisions of this chapter are considered specific as opposed to general provisions.

78 Del. Laws, c. 22, § ?1