Difference between ejusdem generis and expressio unius est exclusio alterius

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Can you differentiate ejusdem generis from expressio unius est exclusio alterius in statutory construction?
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Can ya Google, pal?

http://e-lawresources.co.uk/Aids-to-...rpretation.php

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Can you differentiate ejusdem generis from expressio unius est exclusio alterius in statutory construction?
Another way to think of ejusdem generis is as the legal equivalent of 'etc.' . It applies when there is a list of specific items e.g. 'cats, dogs, hamsters' followed by more general words e.g. 'and other animals' . Applying ejusdem generis the reference to 'and other animals' would probably mean that the statutory provision is to be restricted to animals kept as domestic pets.
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