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Town Police Clauses Act 1847

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3 Interpretations in this and the special Act: Number; Gender; “Person;” “Lands;” “Street;” “Month;” “Justice;” “Two justices;” “Cattle.”E+W+S+N.I.

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 shall include 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, tenements, and hereditaments of any tenure:

  • The word “street” shall extend to and include any road, square, court, alley, and thoroughfare or public passage within the limits of the special Act:

  • The word “month” shall mean calendar month:

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  • [F4 The word “justice” shall mean justice of the peace acting for the F5. . . place where the matter requiring the cognizance of any such justice arises; [F6and where any matter shall be 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:]]

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  • The word “cattle” shall include horses, asses, mules, sheep, goats, and swine.

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F1Definition in s. 3 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1, Pt. XIV.

F3Definition in s. 3 repealed (N.I.) by Statute Law Revision (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c. 59), s. 1, Sch. Pt. I

Definition in s. 3 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1, Pt. XIV.

F4Definition in s. 3 repealed (E.W.S.) (1.4.2005) by Courts Act 2003 (c. 39), s. 110(1), Sch. 8 para. 31(1), Sch. 10; S.I. 2005/910, art. 3(y)

F5Words in s. 3 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1, Pt. XIV.

F6Words in s. 3 repealed (N.I.) by virtue of Statute Law Revision (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 c. 59, s. 1, Sch. Pt. I.

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