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Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1887

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In this Act the following words and expressions are used in the following senses, unless the context shows that a different sense is intended :

Every expression which refers to Her Majesty the Queen is intended to refer to Her Majesty and Her heirs and successors.—

  • " Lord Commissioner of Justiciary " shall include Lord Justice General and Lord Justice Clerk.

  • " High Court of Justiciary " shall include any Court held by the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary, or any, of them.

  • " Clerk of Justiciary " shall include Assistant Clerk of Justiciary, and shall extend and apply to any person duly authorised to execute the duties of Principal Clerk of Justiciary, or Assistant Clerk of Justiciary.

  • " Sheriff " shall include Sheriff Substitute.

  • " Sheriff Clerk " shall include Sheriff Clerk Depute, and shall extend and apply to any person duly authorised to execute the duties of Sheriff Clerk.

  • " Officer of police " shall include chief constable, deputy chief constable, constable, and criminal officer.

  • " Procurator Fiscal " shall mean Sheriffs Procurator Fiscal, and shall include the Procurator Fiscal of the county of the city of Edinburgh, and of the city and burgh of Aberdeen, and shall include Depute Procurator Fiscal, and shall extend and apply to any person duly authorised to execute the duties of such Procurator Fiscal.

  • " County " shall extend to the limits within which the sheriff has jurisdiction in criminal matters whether by statute or at common law.

  • " District " shall mean any part of a county in which a separate court is held, and for which a separate procurator fiscal is appointed, and shall include any county or combination of counties for which one sheriff court and one procurator fiscal are appointed.

  • " Crime " shall include high crime and offence, felony, crime and offence, offence and misdemeanor, and shall include attempt.

  • " Indictment " shall include any indictment whether in the Sheriff Court or the High Court of Justiciary framed according to the existing practice, or according to the form given in Schedule A. to this Act annexed.

  • " Extract conviction " or " extract of previous conviction " shall include certified copy conviction, certificate of conviction, and any other document under the hand of the proper officer in use to be issued from any Court of Justice of the United Kingdom as evidence of a conviction.

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