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General Pier and Harbour Act 1861

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2Interpretation of Terms.

The following Words and Expressions in this Act shall have the several Meanings hereby assigned to them, unless there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction; that is to say,

  • The Expression " the Lords of the Admiralty" shall mean the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral: The Expression " Board of Trade " shall mean the Lords of the Committee of Her Majesty's Privy Council for Trade and Plantations : The Expression " Person or Persons" shall include Companies, Corporations, Commissioners, Trustees, Undertakers, Conservators, or Individuals : The Word " Promoters " shall apply to and include any Person or Persons who shall make Application for a Provisional Order under this Act: The Word " Works" shall include any Pier, Harbour, Quay, Wharf, Jetty, or Excavation, whether complete or incomplete, on or near the Shore of the Sea, or of any Creek, Bay, Arm of the Sea, or navigable River communicating therewith : The several Words and ' Expressions contained in the Clauses of any Acts incorporated with this Act shall have the Meanings assigned to them by such Act or Acts, except in Cases in which other Meanings are expressly assigned to them by this Act.

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