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In construing this Act the following words and expressions shall receive the meaning after assigned to them: The expression “Lord Ordinary” shall mean the Lord Ordinary in Exchequer causes to be appointed under this Act; the word “cause” shall comprehend action, suit, prosecution, process, and proceeding; the word “person” shall comprehend tribunal, and public and private company, and corporate and public and other body, as well as the individual members of such tribunal, company, or body; the word “decree” shall comprehend act, order, warrant, interlocutor, and judgment; the expression “rentcharge” shall comprehend debt, rent, and duty; and the word “penalty” shall comprehend fine and forfeiture.
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