Section 4: Application of foregoing definitions to previous enactments.

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The General Clauses Act, 1897

General Definitions

Section 4: Application of foregoing definitions to previous enactments.

4. (1) The definitions in section 3 of the following words and expressions, that is to say, “affidavit”, “barrister”, 1[***] “District Judge”, “father”, 2[***], 3[***], 4[***] “immovable property”, “imprisonment”, 5[***] “Magistrate”, “month”, “movable “movable property”, “oath”, “person”, “section”, “son”, “swear”, “will”, and “year” apply also, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, to all 9 [Central Acts] made after the third day of January, 1868, and to all Regulations made on or after the fourteenth day of January, 1887.

(2) The definitions in the said section of the following words and expressions, that is to say, “abet”, “Chapter”, “commencement”, “financial year”, “local authority”, “master”, “offence”, “part”, “public nuisance”, “registered”, “schedule”, “ship”, “sign”, “sub-section” and “writing” apply also, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, to all 6[Central Acts] and Regulations made on or after the fourteenth day of January, 1887.


Amendments

1. The words “British India” omitted by the A.O. 1937.
2. The words “Government of India” omitted, ibid.
3. The words “Her Majesty” or “the Queen” rep. by Act 18 of 1919, s. 3 and the Second Schedule.
4. The words “High Court” omitted by the A.O. 1937.
5. The words “Local Government” omitted, ibid.
6. Subs., ibid., for “Acts of the Governor-General in Council”.

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