1. Rules of interpretation

Past version: effective from 18/04/2006 - 07/02/2007
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(1) In the Law, unless the contrary intention appears, 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 incorporated, 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 shall refer to a business day, being a normal working day in the DIFC;
(e) a calendar year shall mean a year of the Gregorian calendar; and
(f) the masculine gender includes the feminine; and
(g) any reference to 'dollars' or '$' is a reference to United States Dollars.
(2) The headings in the Law shall not affect its interpretation.