Industrial and Provident Societies Act, 1893


79. In this Act, if not inconsistent with the context, the following terms shall have the meanings herein-after respectively assigned to them:—

The registrar” shall mean, for England, the central office established by the [1] Friendly Societies Act, 1875, and, for Scotland or Ireland, the assistant registrar of friendly societies for either country respectively; “the central office” shall mean the central office so established; and “chief registrar” and “assistant registrar” shall mean chief registrar and assistant registrar of friendly societies respectively;

Land” shall include hereditaments and chattels real, and in Scotland heritable subjects, of whatever description;

Property” shall include all real and personal estate (including books and papers);

Registered society” shall mean a society registered or deemed to be registered under this Act;

Amendment of rule” shall include a new rule, and a resolution rescinding a rule;

Rules” shall mean the registered rules for the time being, and shall include any registered amendment of rules;

The committee” shall mean the committee of management or other directing body of a society;

Persons claiming through a member” shall include the heirs, executors, or administrators, and assigns of a member, and also his nominees where nomination is allowed;

Officer” shall extend to any treasurer, secretary, member of the committee, manager, or servant, other than a servant appointed by the committee, of a society;

Meeting” shall include (where the rules of a society so allow) a meeting of delegates appointed by members;

Office” shall mean the registered office for the time being of a society;

County Court” shall mean, for Scotland, the sheriff court of the county, and, for Scotland, “probate or letters of administration” shall mean confirmation in cases of testate succession, and testament dative in cases of intestate succession;

Gazette” shall mean the London Gazette for England, the Edinburgh Gazette for Scotland, and the Dublin Gazette for Ireland.

[S. 80 rep. 8 Edw. 7. c. 49 (S.L.R.)]

[1 Rep. 59 & 60 Vict. c. 25. s. 107; see now s. 1 of that Act.]