1. Rules of interpretation
Past version: effective from 05/07/2012 - 20/08/2014
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(1) In this Law, a reference to:
(a) a statutory provision includes a reference to the statutory provision as amended or re-enacted from time to time;
(b) a person includes any natural person, body corporate or body unincorporate, including a company, partnership, unincorporated association, government or state;
(c) an obligation to publish or cause to be published a particular document shall, unless expressly provided otherwise in the Law, include publishing or causing to be published in printed or electronic form;
(d) a day means, except where otherwise stated, a calendar day. If an obligation falls on a calendar day which is either a Friday or Saturday or an official state holiday in the DIFC, the obligation shall take place on the next calendar day which is a business day;
(e) a calendar year shall mean a year of the Gregorian calendar;
(f) the singular includes the plural; and
(g) the masculine gender includes the feminine.
(2) The headings in this Law shall not affect its interpretation.