Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act, 1961


Circuit Court

Definitions (Part III).

15.—In this Part of and in the Third , Fourth and Fifth Schedules to this Act—

“action” means a civil proceeding in the Circuit Court commenced by civil bill;

“cause” means any action, suit or original proceeding between a plaintiff and a defendant;

“defendant” includes respondent;

“incorporeal hereditament” includes an easement and a licence in respect of land;

“matter” means any proceeding in the Circuit Court not in a cause;

“plaintiff” includes applicant and petitioner;

“proceedings” includes both causes and matters;

references to the judge of a particular circuit shall be construed as references to the judge of the Circuit Court for the time being assigned to that circuit;

“personality” does not include chattels real;

“land” includes incorporeal hereditaments;

“rules of court” means rules made under section 66 of the Act of 1924, as applied by section 48 of this Act.