1. Rules of interpretation

Past version: effective from 08/02/2007 - 20/08/2014
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(1) In this 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 unincorporated, including a company, partnership, unincorporated association, government or state;
(c) unless stated otherwise, a day means 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;
(d) a calendar year shall mean a year of the Gregorian calendar; and
(e) the masculine gender includes the feminine.
(2) The headings in the Law shall not affect its interpretation.