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London Hackney Carriage Act 1831

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LXXIVConstruction of the Terms used in this Act.

And in order to avoid the frequent Use of divers Terms and Expressions, and to prevent any Misconstruction of the Terms and Expressions used in this Act; be it enacted, That whenever in this Act with reference to any Person, Animal, Matter, or Thing, any Word or Words is or are used importing the Singular Number or the Masculine Gender only, yet such Word or Words shall be understood to include several Persons or Animals as well as One Person or Animal, Females as well as Males, Bodies Politic or Corporate as well as Individuals, and several Matters or Things as well as One Matter or Thing, unless it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction.

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