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61. In this Constitution, unless it is otherwise provided or required by the context—
“breach”, in relation to any provision of this Constitution, includes a failure to comply with that provision, and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly;
“court” means any subordinate court, the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal, and includes Her Majesty in Council;
“Court of Appeal” means the Pitcairn Court of Appeal established by section 49;
“functions” includes powers and duties;
“Island Council” means the Island Council of Pitcairn established by section 34;
“judge” means the Chief Justice or another judge of the Supreme Court, the President of the Court of Appeal, a Justice of Appeal, or an acting judge of the Supreme Court;
“judicial officer” means a magistrate, an island magistrate, a judge of a subordinate court or any other person who is authorised to exercise the powers of such a judge, a registrar of the Supreme Court or a registrar of the Court of Appeal;
“law” means law in force in Pitcairn, and “lawful” and “lawfully” shall be construed accordingly;
“minor” means a person who has not attained the age of eighteen years or such other age as may be prescribed for the purposes of this Constitution by any other law;
“officer of the Pitcairn Public Service” means the holder of any office in the Pitcairn Public Service and any other employee of the Public Service (except a casual worker), and includes a person appointed to act as an officer of the Pitcairn Public Service;
“Ordinance” means a law made by the Governor in respect of Pitcairn;
“period of public emergency” means any period during which—
there is, in or affecting Pitcairn, a war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation; and
a proclamation of a state of emergency is in force under a law;
“Pitcairn” means Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands;
“Pitcairn Public Service” means the service of the Crown in a civil capacity in respect of the government of Pitcairn, and includes service as a member of any police force, prison service or fire service of Pitcairn; but does not include service as a judge or judicial officer or service as a member of the Island Council, any committee of the Council or, unless otherwise provided by a law, of any other public authority;
“subordinate court” means a court of Pitcairn subordinate to the Supreme Court that has been established by law;
“Supreme Court” means the Pitcairn Supreme Court established by section 45.
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