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This Act may be cited as the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889.
“Public moneys” means “moneys provided by Parliament,” or “moneys issuing out of the Consolidated Fund.”
“Universities Committee” means the Scottish Universities Committee of the Privy Council, constituted by this Act.
“University” means Scottish University.
“Affiliation” for the purposes of this Act means such a connexion between an existing University and a college as shall be entered into by their mutual consent, under conditions approved by the Commissioners, or, after the determination of their powers, by the Universities Committee.
“The Commissioners” means the Commissioners appointed under this Act.
“College,” where by the context it does not apply to a college presently forming part of any University, means any institution established on a permanent footing for the purpose of teaching the higher branches of education which shall be sufficiently endowed in the opinion of the Commissioners, and after the expiry of their powers of the Universities Committee.
“Governing body” means a body constituted on a permanent footing, and charged, by Act of Parliament, Royal Charter, deed of endowment and trust, or otherwise, with the management and administration of any fund devoted to higher education.
“Students representative council” means a students representative council in any University, constituted in such manner as shall be fixed by the Commissioners under this Act.