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The Wills and Administration Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Construction of certain expressionsN.I.

26.—(1) Unless a contrary intention appears from the will, in a will—

(a)“month” means calendar month;

(b)“person” includes a corporation;

(c)words in the singular include the plural, and words in the plural include the singular;

(d)words importing the masculine gender include the feminine, and words importing the feminine gender include the masculine;

(e)“land” includes—

(i)buildings and other structures;

(ii)land covered by water;

(iii)any estate in land;

(iv)any beneficial interest, of which the testator could dispose by will, in capital money;

(v)if the testator dies owning no other property passing under a gift of land, any beneficial interest, of which the testator could dispose by will, in proceeds of sale under a trust for sale of land;

(f)“realty” or any cognate expression includes—

(i)any beneficial interest, of which the testator could dispose by will, in capital money arising from a legal or equitable fee simple;

(ii)if the testator dies owning no other property passing under a gift of realty, any beneficial interest, of which the testator could dispose by will, in proceeds of sale under a trust for sale of a legal or equitable fee simple.

(2) In this Article “capital money” means capital money under the Settled Land Acts 1882 to 1890.

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