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Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1888

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—Terms defined by the Regulation of Railways Act, 1873, have the meanings thereby assigned to them :

The term " conservancy authority " means any persons who are otherwise than for private profit intrusted with the duty or invested with the power of conserving, maintaining, or improving the navigation of any tidal or inland water or navigation:

The term " harbour board " means any persons who are otherwise than for private profit intrusted with the duty or invested with the power of constructing, improving, managing, regulating, and maintaining a harbour, whether natural or artificial, or any dock:

The term " Lord Chancellor " means the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain :

The term " undue preference " includes an undue preference, or an undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage, in any respect, in favour of or against any person or particular class of persons or any particular description of traffic :

The term " terminal charges" includes charges in respect of stations, sidings, wharves, depots, warehouses, cranes, and other similar matters, and of any services rendered thereat:

The term "merchandise" includes goods, cattle, live stock, and animals of all descriptions :

The term " trader '' includes any person sending, receiving, or desiring to send merchandise by railway or canal:

The term "home," in relation to merchandise, includes the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man:

The term " rating appeal " means an appeal against any valuation list or against any poor rate or any other local rate :

The term " Summary Jurisdiction Acts " in Scotland means the Summary Procedure Act, 1864, the Summary Jurisdiction (Process) Act, 1881, and any Act or Acts amending the same ; and in Ireland, within the police district of Dublin metropolis, the Acts regulating the powers and duties of justices of the peace for such district, or of the police of such district, and elsewhere, the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851, and any Act . amending the same :

The term " superior court" means, as regards England, the High Court of Justice, as regards Scotland, the Court of Session, and as regards Ireland, the High Court of Justice:

The term " superior court of appeal " means, as regards England, Her Majesty's Court of Appeal; as regards Scotland, the Court of Session in either division of the Inner House; and as regards Ireland, Her Majesty's Court of Appeal:

The term " rules of court" means, as regards Scotland, acts of sederunt. In the application of this Act to Ireland, the expression " council of a borough," includes town or township commissioners, and any reference to justices in quarter sessions shall be construed to refer to a grand jury ; and any reference to the Local Government Board or to an urban or rural sanitary authority, shall be construed to refer to the Local Government Board for Ireland, and to an urban or rural sanitary authority in Ireland.

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