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And be it enacted, That in construing this Act, except where the Nature of the Provision shall be repugnant to such Construction, the Words " Court of Session " or " the Court" shall be construed to mean either Division of the Court of Session; and the Words " Heir " and " Heir of Entail" shall include the Institute ; and the Words " Heir Apparent" shall be construed to mean the Heir who is next in succession to the Heir in possession, and whose Right of Succession, if he survive, must take effect; the Words "Land" and " Lands " shall extend to and comprehend all Heritages ; the Words " entailed Estate" shall extend to and comprehend all Heritages which by the Law of Scotland may be made the Subject of Entail; the Words "Creditor" and "Creditors" shall extend to and comprehend the Heirs and Assignees of such Creditor or Creditors; and all Words used in the Singular Number shall be held to include several Persons or Things; and Words in the Plural shall be held to include the Singular Number; and all Words importing the Masculine Gender shall extend and be applied to Females as well as Males.
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