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Cemeteries Clauses Act 1847

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IIIInterpretations in this and the special Act.

The following Words and Expressions in both this and the special Act, and any Act incorporated therewith, shall have the Meanings hereby assigned to them, unless there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction ; (that is to say,)

  • Words importing the Singular Number shall include the Plural Number, and Words importing the Plural Number only shall include also the Singular Number : Words importing the Masculine Gender shall include Females : The Word " Person " shall include a Corporation, whether aggregate or sole : The Word " Lands" shall include Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments of any Tenure : The Expression " the Cemetery" shall mean the Cemetery or Burial Ground, and the Works connected therewith, by the special Act authorized to be constructed : The Word " Month " shall mean Calendar Month : The Expression " Superior Courts" shall mean Her Majesty's Superior Courts at Westminster or Dublin, as the Case may require, and shall include the Court of Common Pleas of the County Palatine of Lancaster and the Court of Pleas of the County of Durham : The Word " Oath" shall include Affirmation in the Case of Quakers, and any Declaration lawfully substituted for an Oath in the Case of any other Persons allowed by Law to make a Declaration instead of taking an Oath : The Expression

    Established Churchshall mean the United Church of England and Ireland as by Law established : The Word " County" shall include any Riding or other Division of a County having a separate Commission of the Peace, and shall also include the County of a City or County of a Town; The Word "Justice" shall mean Justice of the Peace acting for the Place where the Matter requiring the Cognizance of any such Justice arises, and if such Matter arise in respect of Lands situated not wholly in one Jurisdiction shall mean a Justice acting for the Place where any Part of such Lands shall be situated; and where any Matter is authorized or required to be done by " Two Justices " the Expression " Two Justices " shall be understood to mean Two or more Justices met and acting together: The Expression " Quarter Sessions" shall mean the Quarter Sessions as defined by the special Act, or if such Expression be not therein defined it shall mean the General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace which shall be held at the Place nearest the Cemetery for the County or Place in which the Cemetery or some Part thereof is situated, or for some Division of such County having a separate Commission of the Peace.

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