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Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

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45Interpretation.N.I.

(1)In this Act the expression—

  • “enactment” includes any provision in any Act whether public general, local or private, and any provision in any Order in Council, order or regulation made under any Act;

  • “infant” means a person under the age of [F1 eighteen];

  • “pecuniary legacy” includes an annuity, a general legacy, a demonstrative legacy so far as it is not discharged out of the designated property, and any other general direction by a testator for the payment of money, including all death duties free from which any devise, bequest, or payment is made to take effect;

  • “personal chattels” means carriages, horses, stable furniture and effects, motor cars and accessories, garden effects, domestic animals, plate, plated articles, linen, china, glass, books, pictures, prints, furniture, jewellery, articles of household or personal use or ornament, musical and scientific instruments and apparatus, wines, liquors and consumable stores, but does not include any chattels used at the death of the intestate for business or professional purposes nor money or security for money;

  • “personal representatives” means the executors or executor, original or by representation, or the administrators or administrator for the time being of a deceased person;

  • “possession” includes the receipt of, or the right to receive, rents and profits, if any;

  • “property” includes all property both real and personal.

(2)Where one of two or more proving executors has died, references in sub-section (2) of section thirty-two and in sub-section (5) of section thirty-four to a proving executor or executors shall be construed as references to the survivor or survivors (as the case may be) of the proving executors.

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