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polestar

[pohl-stahr] /ˈpoʊlˌstɑr/
noun
1.
2.
something that serves as a guiding principle.
3.
something that is the center of attention or attraction.
Origin of polestar
1545-1555
1545-55; pole2 + star
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  • Legislative intent is the polestar in interpreting the meaning of a statute.
  • The polestar is the scientific validity of the principles underlying the expert's opinions.
  • Judicial discretion, with a mind to sanctions' proper role, is the polestar.
  • It is well-settled that the polestar of contractual construction is to determine and enforce the intent of the parties.

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