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Duchy of Cornwall Management Act 1863

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37Interpretation of Terms.

In this Act the following Words and Expressions shall have the several Meanings hereby assigned to them, over and above their several ordinary Meanings, unless there shall be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction ; (that is to say,)

  • The Word " Person" shall include a Body Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate, and every other Corporation aggregate or sole: The Words " Duke of Cornwall" shall include His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, also all succeeding Dukes of Cornwall, and also the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for the Time being entitled to the Lands and Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall, or the Revenues thereof, during such Time as the Possessions of the said Duchy shall be vested in the Crown: The Words " Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall," and the Word "Possessions" applied to the Duchy of Cornwall, shall include Regalities, Hundreds, Castles, Honours, Lordships, Manors, Advowsons, Forests, Chases, Woods, Parks, Messuages, Lands, Buildings, Rights of Common, Mines, Minerals, Rights of Entry, or other Rights in respect of Mines or Minerals, Rentcharges in lieu of Tithes, Fixtures, Services, Rents, Pensions, Annuities, annual Sums reserved on any Sale, Disposal, or Enfranchisement made under the Powers of this Act, Rights, Privileges, Easements, Possessions, Tenements, and Hereditaments whatsoever, whether in possession or reversion, Parcel or reputed or claimed to be Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same: The Word " Minerals " shall include all Minerals, whether metallic or not, Stone, and Substrata of every Description.

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