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Comparison definition. Where a statute couched in general terms conflicts with a specific statute on the same subject, the latter must control. Gibson v. Summers Construction Co., 163 Ohio St., 220, 126 N. E. (2d), 326; Andrianos v. Community Traction Co., 155 Ohio St., 47, 97 N. E. (2d), 549; Acme Engineering Co. v. Jones, Admr., 150 Ohio St., 423, 83 N. E. (2d), 202. Judge Newman, in In re Hesse, 93 Ohio St., 230, 234, 112 N. E., 511, said: 'It is settled that where there are contradictory provisions in statutes and both are susceptible of a reasonable construction which will not nullify either, it is the duty of the court to give such construction, and further, that where two affirmative statutes exist one is not to be construed to repeal the other by implication unless they can be reconciled by no mode of interpretation.' 

'The cardinal rule of statutory construction, to which all others are subordinate, is that the purpose and intent of the legislature govern. State ex rel. Stephan v. Kansas Racing Comm'n, 246 Kan. 708, 719, 792 P.2d 971 (1990); Cedar Creek Properties, Inc. v. Board of Johnson County ...

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