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Highway Act 1835

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VInterpretation Clause.

And be it further enacted, That in the Construction of this Act the Word " Surveyor " shall be understood to mean Surveyor of the Highways, or Waywarden ; the Word " Parish " shall be construed to include Parish, Township, Tithing, Rape, Vill, Wapentake, Division, City, Borough, Liberty, Market Town, Franchise, Hamlet, Precinct, Chapelry, or any other Place or District maintaining its own Highways ; and wherever any thing in this Act is prescribed to be done by the Inhabitants of any Parish in Vestry assembled, the same shall be construed to extend to any Meeting of Inhabitants contributing to the Highway Rates in Places where there shall be no Vestry Meeting, provided the same Notice shall have been given of the said Meeting as would be required by Law for the assembling of a Meeting in Vestry y and that the Word " Highways" shall be understood to mean all Roads, Bridges (not being County Bridges), Carriageways, Cartways, Horseways, Bridleways, Footways, Causeways, Churchways, and Pavements; and that the Word " Justices " shall be understood to mean Justices of the Peace for the County, Riding, Division, Shire, City, Town, Borough, Liberty, or Place in which the Highway may be situate or in which the Offence may be committed; and that the Word " Church" shall be understood to include Chapel; and that the Word " Division" shall be understood to include Limit; and that the Word " Owner " shall be understood to include Occupier; and " Inhabitant " to include any Person rated to the Highway Rate ; and the Words "Petty Session" or " Petty Sessions" to mean the Petty Session of Petty Sessions held for the Division or Place; and wherever in this Act, in describing or referring to any Person or Party, Animal, Matter, or Thing, the "Word importing the Singular Number or the Masculine Gender only is used, the same shall be understood to include and shall be applied to several Persons or Parties as well as One Person or Party, and Females as well as Males, and several Animals, Matters, or Things as well as One Animal, Matter, or Thing, respectively, unless there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction; and all the Powers hereby given to, and Notices, Matters, and Things required for, and Duties, Liabilities, and Forfeitures imposed on, Surveyors, shall be applicable to all Persons, Bodies Politic or Corporate, liable to the Repair of any Highway.

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