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District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975

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26Interpretation

(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • " clerk of the district court" includes such depute clerk as may be required for the purposes of any district court;

  • " commission area " means a district or islands area within the meaning of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 ;

  • " district prosecutor" includes such depute or assistant district prosecutor as may be required for the purposes of any district court;

  • " justice " or " justice of the peace " means a justice of the peace appointed under section 9 of this Act or deemed to have been so appointed ;

  • " licensing court" and " court of appeal " have the same meanings as in the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1959;

  • " local authority " means a district council or an islands council;

  • " prescribed " means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(2)Any power conferred by this Act to make an order shall include power, exercisable in like manner and subject to the same conditions, to vary or revoke the order by a subsequent order.

(3)Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to any other enactment is a reference thereto as amended, extended or applied by or under any other enactment, including this Act.

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