Colonial Laws Validity Act 1865

1 Definitions “Colony:” Legislature. Colonial Legislature: Representative Legislature: Colonial Law: Act of Parliament, &c. to extend to colony when made applicable to such colony: Governor: Letters patentE+W+S+N.I.

The term “colony” shall in this Act include all of Her Majesty’s possessions abroad in which there shall exist a legislature, as herein-after defined, except the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man . . . F1

The terms “legislature” and “colonial legislature” shall severally signify the authority, other than the Imperial Parliament or Her Majesty in Council, competent to make laws for any colony:

The term “representative legislature” shall signify any colonial legislature which shall comprise a legislative body of which one half are elected by inhabitants of the colony:

The term “colonial law” shall include laws made for any colony either by such legislature as aforesaid or by Her Majesty in Council:

An Act of Parliament, or any provision thereof, shall, in construing this Act, be said to extend to any colony when it is made applicable to such colony by the express words or necessary intendment of any Act of Parliament:

The term “governor” shall mean the officer lawfully administering the government of any colony:

The term “letters patent” shall mean letters patent under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

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