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Bank Charter Act 1844

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XXVIIIInterpretation Clause.

And be it enacted, That the Term " Bank Notes " used in this Act shall extend and apply to all Bills or Notes for the Payment of Money to the Bearer on Demand other than Bills or Notes of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England ; and that the Term " Bank of England Notes " shall extend and apply to the Promissory Notes of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England payable to Bearer on Demand; and that the Term "Banker" shall extend and apply to all Corporations, Societies, Partnerships, and Persons, and every individual Person carrying on the Business of Banking, whether by the Issue of Bank Notes or otherwise, except only the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; and that the Word " Person " used in this Act shall include Corporations; and that the Singular Number in this Act shall include the Plural Number, and the Plural Number the Singular, except where there is anything in the Context repugnant to such Construction ; and that the Masculine Gender in this Act shall include the Feminine, except where there is anything in the Context repugnant to such Construction.

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