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Colonial Stock Act 1877

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,

The expression " colony " means any dominion, colony, island, territory, province, or settlement situate within Her Majesty's dominions, but not within the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, or Isle of Man, and not forming part of India as defined for the purposes of the Acts for the time being in force relating to the Government of India; and for the purposes of this Act the whole of the dominion, colonies, islands, territories, provinces, and settlements under one central legislature, and also such part of the said dominion and such of the said colonies, islands, territories, provinces, and settlements as is under a local legislature is deemed to be a colony:

The expression " legislature " means any bodies or body of persons or person who can exercise legislative authority in a colony, and where there are local legislatures as well as a central legislature, includes both each of the local legislatures and the central legislature:

The expression "colonial stock" includes any share or interest in colonial stock:

The expression " register " includes any books kept by the registrar for the purpose of colonial stock in which the names and addresses of the several persons for the time being entitled to such stock, and the amounts to which they are entitled, and the transfers thereof, are entered :

The expression "stockholder" means a person holding colonial stock, being entered as proprietor thereof in the register kept under this Act:

The expression " person" includes a corporation :

The Act of the session of the fifth and sixth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter sixty-two, intituled " An Act " to repeal an Act of the present session of Parliament, " intituled ' An Act for the more effectual abolition of oaths " ' and affirmations taken and made in various departments " ' of the State, and to substitute declarations in lieu thereof,

' and for the more entire suppression of voluntary and' extra-judicial oaths and affidavits '; and to make other " provisions for the abolition of unnecessary oaths," is in this Act referred to, and may be cited in any declaration made thereunder for the purposes of this Act, as The Statutory Declarations Act, 1835.

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